Ginger and lemon are two natural products that we should always have at home. Their properties are extraordinary. But what exactly happens to the body by taking them every day?Ginger and lemon are two natural products that we should always have at home. Their properties are truly extraordinary and can help in different situations. But what exactly happens to the body by taking them every day?
By now all of you will have experienced a drink that we have told you about several times: water and lemon. But have you ever tried to add a piece of ginger grated? The result is not only good in taste, but also excellent for health. In fact, in this way, the benefits of water at room temperature and fresh lemon juice are combined with those of ginger root.
Together, by the way, ginger and lemon are excellent allies for anyone trying to lose weight. They help to keep the sense of hunger at bay especially if taken as a hot drink but, in particular ginger, also helps to activate the metabolism and therefore to burn fat more easily. As for the lemon, however, this fruit helps the detoxification of the organism and promotes diuresis.
So they are ginger and lemon a truly winning combination and not just in terms of taste.
Ginger and lemon: the properties
Ginger root is capable of improve digestion, avoiding fermentation and the formation of intestinal gas, as well as blocking the sense of nausea. This natural product helps relieve the symptoms of cold, sore throat and flu, is an excellent pain reliever (for example in case of menstrual pain, arthritis or headache), it also keeps blood sugar and cholesterol at bay.
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As for the lemon, however, it is a fruit particularly rich in vitamin C therefore able to help the body to prevent or treat any colds and flu more quickly. Lemon juice stimulates the liver, promotes the elimination of uric acids and supports intestinal activity; it is therefore a very effective purifying natural remedy within everyone's reach. It has also been seen that thanks to the presence of citric acid, lemon juice consumed every day helps to dissolve gallstones, kidney stones and calcium deposits that can accumulate in the kidneys.
Like ginger, lemon also helps improve digestion, fight bad cholesterol and has antioxidant and antibacterial power.
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Ginger and lemon, how much to take?
Di water, lemon and ginger you can drink it a cup every day as soon as you wake up, but we advise you to insert these two foods also in the rest of the day in another way. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is very useful, for example, to better assimilate vegetable-type iron, so it is recommended to consume it daily over green leafy vegetables or legumes.
To get the most benefits from the ginger it should be consumed in a variable quantity 10 to 30 grams per day.
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Contraindications of ginger and lemon
A those suffering from gastritis or ulcers, the solution of water, lemon and ginger is often not recommended as it could cause discomfort and make symptoms worse. Excessive doses of ginger, on the other hand, they can have effects opposite to those that usually occur, namely heartburn, digestive and gastrointestinal problems. Those who take drugs and want to use ginger daily are better off asking their doctor for advice. Lemon juice, on the other hand, has no particular contraindications unless, as with all things, it is not used exaggeratedly. However, it is important to always put it as the last ingredient in preparations e never let it cook or overheat, in this way, in fact, most of its properties (in particular the quantity of Vitamin C) are lost.
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