Super Benefits of Lemon Ginger Green Tea

Super Benefits of Lemon Ginger Green Tea

 Lemon,  ginger and green tea is a  powerful combination of extraordinary benefits to your health.

Green Tea

Because green tea leaves are barely processed (mostly just dried), they hold on to tons of nutrients that can be lost with other tea-treatment methods. The leaves are never fermented before being brewed and that is what makes the green kind of tea into a superpower mug of healthfulness for you.
Green Tea is used and enjoyed throughout much of Asia and India as a powerful Antioxidant and even used by rural physicians in older times to aid in the taming of bad cholesterol and to treat some minor heart diseases at the time.
A natural energy enhancer, it was often used and consumed during the day to provide a natural free flowing energy that lasted most of the day and of course had no fall backs with crashes.

Ginger

Ginger grows in China, India, Africa, the Caribbean, and other warm climates. The root of the ginger plant is well known as a spice and flavoring. It’s been a traditional remedy in many cultures for thousands of years.

Ginger is a common folk treatment for upset stomach and nausea. Ginger also seems to aid digestion and saliva flow. Studies found that taking ginger could reduce nausea and vomiting in some pregnant women. Pregnant women should be careful with ginger. Some experts worry that it could raise the risk of miscarriage, especially in high doses. It is not considered dangerous in less than 1500 mg, but check with your doctor.

Ginger seems to help with nausea caused by vertigo as well. There’s mixed evidence about whether ginger helps with nausea caused by motion sickness, surgery, or chemotherapy.

Ginger does seem to help with painful periods. In one study, more than 60% of women felt that ginger lessened pain.

There’s strong evidence that ginger may ease osteoarthritis pain.  It may also help with:  Rheumatoid arthritis,
muscle and joint pain, & headache.  More research is needed to know for sure.

Lab and animal studies have found that ginger may, theoretically:

Lessen swelling
Lower blood sugar
Lower cholesterol
Protect against Alzheimer’s disease
Prevent blood clotting
Clinical evidence shows evidence that ginger may be helpful in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.

Optimal doses of ginger have not been set for any condition. Quality and active ingredients in supplements may vary widely from maker to maker. This makes it very hard to set a standard dose. Ask your doctor for advice.

What are the risks?

Side effects. In small doses, ginger has few side effects. High doses of ginger — more than 5 grams a day — increases the chances of side effects. Ginger on the skin may cause a rash. Consumption may cause:  Gas, heartburn, upset, stomach and mouth irritation.

Lemons

The health benefits of lemon include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefits your hair and skin. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemons help to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier.

Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.

The health benefits of lemon are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. It is a fruit that contains flavonoids, which are composites that contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties. It helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion and many other problems, as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth. Studies conducted at the American Urological Association highlight the fact that lemonade or lemon juice can eliminate the occurrence of kidney stones by forming urinary citrate, which prevents the formation of crystals.

Try this Great recipe for Iced Lemon, Ginger, Green tea and reap the multitude of benefits from this one powerful drink.

Bring 8 cups of water almost to a boil in a teapot. In a heat proof bowl, place 5 green tea bags, 1 tsp. ground or fresh minced ginger and 1 lemon, sliced.  Pour almost boiling water over above ingredients and let steep for 30 minutes.  Pour into a pitcher with a strainer type lid and place in a refrigerator for several hours or overnight.  Enjoy the benefits of this great and powerful drink.

Tina Cotterill, Owner of TMC To Health, is a personal trainer for women based in Snohomish. An NFPT Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and a Hormone Specialist, Tina also is certified in CPR and First Aid. Tina sees clients one-on-one both in her no-pressure Snohomish studio or in clients’ homes. Learn more about Tina.

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