Today’s ginger water recipe is an easy guide to a refreshing and invigorating drink that’s done in 10 minutes.
For body cleansing and detoxifying purposes, ginger water is undoubtedly one of the simplest and most energizing choices. It’s also a lovely, cozy drink to warm up your body on cold days.
Ginger is a common ingredient that’s been used either for food flavoring or as a plant-based remedy. Ginger water, or ginger tea, is one of the tastiest, easiest, and most brilliant ways to consume ginger on a regular basis. It also brings potential benefits for many health conditions.
Aid digestion and treat nausea:
Ginger is known for soothing upset stomachs and morning sickness. It is especially useful after big meals where you binge-eat your favorite dishes.
Studies have also proven ginger can be used during pregnancy to treat nausea and vomiting.
Aid weight loss:
It’s no surprise that ginger water can help promote weight loss as ginger is super low in calories and carbohydrates. It can make you feel full for longer, hence preventing you from overeating.
Ginger water makes you feel full for longer, hence preventing you from overeating.
Ginger boosts the immune system and is an anti-inflammatory agent. Its anti-inflammatory properties are proven to reduce muscle pain after working out.
Is Ginger a Diuretic?
Yes, ginger has diuretic qualities. This is one of the main reasons why ginger is widely used in teas and detoxifying drinks
People believe consuming ginger helps increase urination and get rid of excess fluids built up inside your body. Extra body fluid is known to result in breathing difficulty, high blood pressure, swollen tissues, and kidney issues.
Besides ginger, other natural diuretics are hibiscus, coffee, and teas of all kinds. Consuming these foods on a regular basis can bring positive effects in treating the mentioned health conditions.
When Is the Best Time To Drink?
Ginger water is low-calorie, alcohol-free, and caffeine-free. If you’re cutting back on unwanted flavorings and sweeteners, this drink might be your new favorite drink.
Therefore, we can say with confidence that you’re free to enjoy this drink whenever you want throughout the day.
For instance, it’s a perfect pick-me-up in the morning to energize your body from inside out. Prepare yourself a bottle of this drink and bring it to work to keep yourself hydrated easily.
Ginger water can also be a soothing evening sipper. Simply drink it down before going to bed to keep warm all night long.
Little did you know, it can be even more comforting if served hot, especially during the colder months of the year. This surely is a fantastic choice when you’re feeling sick or have a runny nose.
What Can I Add To Ginger Water?
This ginger water recipe was created in a basic and fail-safe way. That’s for you to get creative with this detoxifying drink whatever way you want.
Below are some suggestions for the add-ons.
Most people prefer enjoying ginger water that’s infused with drops of fresh lemon juices. The natural freshness of lemon perfectly balances the spicy kicks of ginger, making it an indispensable sidekick in this drink.
Lime can also do the magic, however, please note that it will be roughly twice as sour as lemon.
Also, if you’re thinking of omitting ginger completely from your detox drink, take a look at this lime water recipe of ours.
If lemon is to neutralize the heat from the ginger, then honey can act as a warming spice.
Honey can also add a lovely yellowish shade and a delightful flavor to ginger water. Simply whisk it into the ginger-infused water until completely combined.
Contrasting the honey, mint is a cooling component that will bring the spice of ginger to the next level. Together, the combination of mint and ginger doubles the freshness and lessens the pungency.
Can You Freeze?
You certainly can freeze ginger water. However, that doesn’t mean you need to. Refrigerating the water and giving the ingredients some time to infuse is all it requires.
If you’re looking for an infused water recipe, our cucumber water also is a great option.
How Long Does It Last in the Fridge?
Apparently, not many people can finish an entire water jug in a day. Good news: Ginger water can last pretty long— up to a week in the refrigerator.
For daily use, we suggest preparing a big jug of ginger water before you go to bed and refrigerate it overnight. The next morning, it will be ready for you to enjoy.
This ginger water recipe presents a basic and fail-safe solution for a versatile detox drink, so you can get creative with it whatever way you want. It's also a tasty and nutritious way to keep yourself hydrated every day.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.