Ginger is one of those functional foods that improve weight loss, but that is not its only benefit. The root is beneficial for many other refreshing aspects. Because the root has a strong flavor, it is almost impossible to eat it raw. Therefore, a good option is to add a piece of the root to delicious and super refreshing beverages.
Benefits of ginger
Ginger is a root that just recently became popular among people who want to stay in shape or lose weight. Very common in eastern cuisine, ginger root is a powerful thermogenic – a characteristic responsible for speeding the metabolism and burning calories – and it is also one of the main ingredients in detox diets, which promise to eliminate toxins from the body. .
Other benefits of eating ginger include preventing colds and flus – since the root is great for the immune system – and assisting with digestion, preventing gas and nausea.
Beverages with ginger
To enjoy all the benefits of this super powerful root, functional nutritionist Flavia Cyfer created two beverages with ginger that you can enjoy every day.
Ginger water: how to prepare it
- 50 oz of water
- Grated or chopped ginger (1 handful)
Simply add the ginger to the water bottle and start drinking it in the morning.
Ginger lime juice: recipe
-1 unpeeled lime
-1 glass of water
-1 big piece of ginger
-1 pinch of cayenne pepper
-1 thick slice of pineapple (if you want to make a smoothie, use frozen pineapple)
-1 kale leaf
-a lot of ice
Just blend everything together! You can drink it in the morning, afternoon or even for dinner, if you had a big diet slip-up.
Kale, pineapple, lime and cayenne pepper: benefits
These foods that also go in the ginger lime juice have loads of benefits for your body. Lime is an antioxidant and has detox properties. Pepper, just like ginger, has the ability to speed up the metabolism. Pineapple is an excellent diuretic, helping eliminate toxins through urine and fight water retention. Lastly, kale is detoxifying and has anti-inflammatory properties.