How to Make Delicious Ginger Water

Ginger water in your water bottle

Hydrate with some Asian flare! Ginger water or ginger tea is one way to enjoy the benefits of ginger while remaining hydrated.

Ginger is a common food and medicine source used in SE Asia. It is good for our health for various reasons, but can also come with some risks.

Before you go and make yourself some ginger water to refresh and replenish yourself - we are going to share some benefits and risk of drinking ginger water first.

Benefits of Ginger Water

Ginger does have some health benefits that are backed by limited research studies such as reducing inflammation (helps prevent and heal body inflammation), antioxidant (prevents heart disease, prevents aging, cancer and other anti-generative diseases), aids in anti-nausea and digestion (help ease indigestion, vomiting, and nausea), balances blood sugar (can improve fasting blood sugar in people with diabetes), reduces cholesterol, aids in weight loss (feel fuller longer), and hydration.

Risks of Ginger Water

It is recommended by healthcare professionals for you not to consume more than 4g of ginger in a given day.

And just like any other herbal medicine/supplements, it can interact poorly if you are taking medication. If you are on any medication, please consult with your doctor first before you start drinking ginger water.

There are potential side effects from ginger, but are often rare. If ginger is consumed in excess amounts you could experience heartburn, gas, stomachache, and a burning sensation in the mouth.

How to Make Delicious Ginger Water

Fresh ginger is the best source for you to use to make ginger water. There are other products that contain ginger, but it is best to make your own fresh ginger water. It is easy to make too!

Here are the following steps that you need to do make ginger water:

  1. Buy ginger root from the local grocery store
  2. Slice a piece of ginger
  3. Wash it
  4. Use a zester to grate a ½ teaspoon of ginger
  5. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
  6. Add the grated ginger when the water is boiled
  7. Remove ginger water from the stove
  8. Let the ginger water steep for about 10 minutes
  9. Strain the ginger pieces and toss it out
  10. Drink hot or cold - however, you desire

Ginger water tastes great with a teaspoon or so of honey or lemon juice. Don’t go overboard with added sweeteners so you don’t ruin the potency of the ginger.

If you think you’d like to drink ginger water every day then it would be smart for you to make a bulk batch.

Keep it handy in the refrigerator in a huge jug.

Add it to your gym jug so you can stay hydrated throughout the day.