The ginger root has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Adding fresh ginger to your beverage, or as a spice when cooking can provide many benefits. It pairs well with seafood, pork and even apples.
Nausea – pregnancy can bring on many symptoms, but one that’s all too common is morning sickness. Additionally, cancer patients can also have a nausea side effect when getting treatment. Drinking beverages, like ginger ale, tea with ginger, and the ginger lime spritzer (below) can help relieve nausea and vomiting.
Digestive tract – the compounds in ginger have been known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation, including IBS, gas, upset stomach and colic.
Pain – Some research shows that taking ginger can modestly reduce pain in some people with a form of arthritis called “osteoarthritis.” As referenced on WebMD here, additional studies have shown positive results in reducing pain for arthritis, and using massage oils that contain ginger seem to reduce short-term stiffness and knee pain.
Whether you’re looking for benefits to adding ginger to your diet, or just enjoy the taste – you’ll definitely want to try this perfect summer drink! Read on to grab the tasty recipe.
Ginger Lime Spritzer Recipe
- 2 limes, sliced
- Ginger to taste
- Ginger ale
- Salt and Pepper
- Cut lime into slices and small pieces of ginger from root.
- Rim a glass with a mix of salt and pepper.
- Place 5 ice cubes into a glass.
- Add the lime slices and ginger.
- Fill with ginger ale and stir.
Fun tips: add some lime juice to amp up the citrus kick. Try this recipe with other fruits such as pineapple, passion fruit or orange.
Doesn’t it look refreshing? Like I mentioned previously, this spritzer is perfect for pairing with your summer menu, or really anytime of year. And don’t forget to change it up by adding other delicious fruits like oranges.
What’s your favorite way to add ginger to your diet?