Email to Your Friends

Refreshing Ginger Iced Tea To Counter Inflammation

Refreshing Ginger Iced Tea To Counter Inflammation

Refreshing Ginger Iced Tea To Counter Inflammation

Pour 8 cups of filtered water in a large pot. Peel 2 inches fresh ginger and slice into 6 pieces. Add ginger to water and boil for 6 min or until the water starts to get some color. Turn off heat and let it steep. Pour into glass jars and refrigerate. Add sliced lemon or a sprig of mint and enjoy on a hot day. Honey can be added for taste.

Inflammation is usually the root cause of disease and chronic pain.

During the summer, we often reach for a cold drink. Many times we choose an iced tea or coffee, pop, fruit drink or a popsicle. These are often loaded with excess sugar and artificial flavours.

Did you know that an Iced Mocha Capp from Tim Hortons contains 38 grams of sugar, which is equal to almost 10 teaspoons of sugar?

Why should we care how much sugar is in our summer drink?

Sugar causes weight gain and cravings- the more you eat, the more you want.

Sugar causes inflammation- Sugar is the #1 food that causes inflammation in the body.

For years, I have been drinking hot ginger tea. It is my go-to drink when I have a migraine or feel a little off. This summer I was looking for something cold to drink on a hot day. I don’t buy fruit juice or pop and usually only drink filtered water, but I had made ginger tea in the morning and the rest of the pot was on the counter. I poured myself a glass of ginger tea, added ice cubes and a slice of lemon and wow, what a refreshing drink! Since ginger has anti-inflammatory properties I knew I had to come up with my new summer drink.

What is your drink of choice on a hot summer day?

Mine is homemade ginger iced tea.

Ginger Iced Tea is simple to make. Just make a big pot and store it in glass jars in the fridge.

Ginger Iced Tea Recipe

What you will need

8 cups filtered water
2 inches fresh ginger

Directions

Put water in a large pot. Peel ginger and slice into 6 pieces. Add ginger to water and bring to a boil for about 6 minutes, or until the water starts to turn color. Turn off heat and let sit for a few minutes to steep. Pour into glass jars and refrigerate. Add sliced lemon or a sprig of mint and enjoy on a hot day. If you are used to drinking, sweet drinks try adding a little honey to the boiling water.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.