A ginger shot is one of the best things you can put into your body. If you haven’t yet tried one, that needs to change! Ginger is way more than just a spice. Its healing powers have been known and used for thousands of years. Ginger shots are my favorite way to get a quick energy boost to get through busy days.
They have many more benefits like reducing pain, lowering blood pressure and speeding up metabolism. If you haven’t hopped on the ginger train yet, it’s time to change that. Here are ten ginger shot benefits:
➀ Boosts Your Immunity
Ginger is a potent antioxidant and helps fight toxins in your body. Taking a ginger shot cleans out our lymphatic system. The lymphatic system aids the immune system to get rid of waste, toxins and other unwanted materials. By keeping it clean, your immune system doesn’t have to work so hard and wear itself out.
➁ Natural Cold Remedy
When you feel like you might be on the verge of a cold, try a ginger shot. Ginger is one of the oldest cures for cold and flu. It will help you sweat out the toxins in your body. The shaogals and gingerols in ginger kill rhinoviruses, which cause cold in the first place. Whenever I’m feeling a little under the weather, I usually don’t waste any time. I reach for my secret weapon: GINGER SHOTS.
➂ Boosts Energy
My favorite benefit: Ginger is a real energy booster! It will improve your blood circulation and leaves you with clean feeling energy. Whenever I feel tired, I take a ginger shot and feel great afterward.
➃ Speeds Up Your Metabolism
Ginger shots not only help you to stay awake, but they also boost metabolism and may help your body burn more fat. Ginger causes your stomach to produce more acid. This acid turns on the metabolism inside the stomach, which leads to burning more fat.
Besides increasing your burned calories, it may also help you feel satiated, which makes cutting calories more manageable. If you are struggling to shed off those unwanted pounds, adding ginger shots to a balanced diet may help.
➄ Controls Blood Sugar Levels
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is not only crucial for your health, but it also affects your weight management and energy levels. One of the main reasons that you will crave sugars is that your body has trouble to maintain stable blood sugar.
Ginger shots help to regulate your blood sugar. So next time you are craving that candy bar, grab a ginger shot instead.
➅ Post-Workout Recovery
Can a dose of ginger help you recover faster after an intense workout? According to research, it can. Scientists recruited 74 adults and had them do intense exercises. In this placebo-controlled study, the ginger group experienced 25 percent reductions in muscle pain 24 hours after the workout.
To understand this study, we need to know that exercise produces oxidative stress in the body. Natural antioxidants, like ginger, can reduce this stress. Ginger shots will speed up your workout recovery and help your muscle tissues to heal faster.
➆ Lowers Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is one of the most common problems we face. Is there any single ingredient which might help fight it?
You guessed it; it’s ginger.
Ginger can prevent blood clots from forming in your arteries, which may lead to lower blood pressure. If you are using blood pressure medication, consult a physician before implementing ginger in your diet, as the root may drop blood pressure too low.
➇ Natural Hair Care
Believe it or not, ginger is also great for your hair. It’s widely used for bald spot treatment. Ginger contains magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamins, which are essential for healthy, shiny hair. It’s also rich in fatty acids, which help prevent thinning of your hair. On top of that, ginger will improve your blood circulation, ensuring faster hair growth.
Besides drinking ginger shots, you can also gently rub a mixture of ginger juice and olive oil (both in the same quantity) on your scalp. Massage in circular motions and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then use a mild shampoo to wash it off. This treatment can be made once a week to get good results.
➈ Aids Digestion
Ginger is excellent for digestive health. It has muscle relaxant properties that help the food to pass through your system more efficiently. It also eases bloating and improves nutrient absorption.
➉ Pain Reliever
Ginger’s soothing properties are not limited to the stomach. As a natural anti-inflammatory, it has been used for thousands of years to cure pain. It may help relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, and nausea.
Do you have arthritis? Down that ginger shot. In this study ginger reduced pain and stiffness in knee joints by 40 percent.
How to Make Ginger Shots
If you have a juicer, ginger shots are easy to make. Peel the ginger, then put it into a juicer and collect the juice. I usually juice ½ lemon and 1 inch of ginger root, that’s it. You could also use ½ an apple or pear instead of the lemon. If you are making fresh ginger shots, it’s best to drink them right away.
If you don’t have a juicer, things are a bit more complicated.
How to make ginger shots without a juicer:
The only annoying part of ginger shots is the clean up afterward. These small shots really can leave your kitchen a mess. If you don’t have the time or the juicer to prepare it, try these ginger shots instead. They are organic, only have two ingredients and taste delicious. They come in different flavors, and I found them to be as effective as freshly made ones.
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, immune boosting powerhouse. Add this magical spice to your life today and please share the results with me in the comments below.