Ginger Green Tea Benefits
Ginger green tea at the same time unites and boosts the particular benefits of each of them. Ginger tea is rich in anti-oxidants and it helps to improve the body’s immune system as the ability to fight against infections. Green tea reduces the risk of heart diseases and formation of dangerous blood clots. It also helps to maintain optimal blood pressure levels. Both green tea and ginger contain polyphenols and catechin, which may reduce oral bacteria and prevent the gum diseases.
They can also neutralize free radicals in the body and prevent the formation of cancer causing cells. Green tea has pleasant and refreshing taste that improves the mood and helps ease anxiety. Its strong antibacterial and anti-oxidative properties may help cure fever, cough and cold. This tea detoxifies the body and helps to remove acne and any present inflammation of the skin. It may also help to get rid of hangover. Additionally, it prevents damage to the liver, caused by the excessive alcohol intake.
Substances such as theobromine and heophylline, found in ginger green tea, help in weight loss and increase the metabolic rate. Flavonoids in this tea are helpful in treatment of motion sickness, nausea, upset stomach and loss of appetite.
To prepare perfectly balanced cups of ginger green tea, one should obtain 2 cups of water, one teaspoon of sliced ginger, two green tea bags, and honey or sweeteners as desired.
Two cups of water in a pot, with added one teaspoon of sliced ginger, should be boiled for 15 minutes. Green tea bags should be added to the water that is already removed from heat. When stirred, mixture should settle for 10 minutes. After that period, one should remove the green tea bags and strain the tea. This amount of tea is enough for two refreshing cups.
If one prefers cold ginger tea, he should refrigerate the mixture and add ice cubes. A half-tablespoon of fresh lemon juice or a slice of lemon can be added for a lemon flavor.