Imagine a drink that cost pennies to make, has loads of health benefits and tastes great?
That’s lemon ginger tea.
When we started our journey towards better financial health, one of our first spending habits on the chopping block was stopping at the local coffee shop for overpriced drinks (easier said than done…I know!).
And drinking a hot cup of tea has many health benefits, aside from just making you feel great (and being easy on the budget).
A cup of tea (or two or three…) a day not only makes you feel soothed and relaxed, it can also energize you and kick-start your day.
If an expensive daily coffee is something you can’t live without, switching to homemade tea every so often is a step in the right direction.
Lemon ginger tea gives you a ton of health benefits inside and out – meaning it not only provide benefits to your health but also radiates a healthy glow on your skin, hair and body.
Here are some of the benefits you could gain if you start drinking this tea on a daily basis:
- Better Digestion
If you are feeling a bit nauseated or ill, then drink lemon ginger tea. From indigestion and gas to bloating, gingers active compounds can come handy for a whole variety of stomach problems.
Lemons are very rich in vitamin C and packed with antioxidants and immune boosting agents. This could help you prevent getting a cold, flu or cough.
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- Heart Health
Lemon ginger tea helps the heart function properly, helping the flow of blood through the arteries and veins and even preventing blood clots.
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- Glowing Skin
This vitamin and antioxidant-packed tea can help you achieve that #NOFILTERSELFIE. These vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants improves skin health and also gives antibacterial benefits which can prevent skin infections and help clear up acne.
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- Healthy Weight
This tea can help in your weight loss efforts to reduce the feeling of hunger. It also reduces the level of fat in your body, increasing your metabolism and burning more calories.
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Making Lemon Ginger Tea
This tea does not require exact measurements!
All you need is water and some other easy-to-find, cheap-to-buy ingredients.
Read on and opt for the one you prefer the most:
- Basic Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
A soothing tea with a dash of sweetness, a tinge of sourness and a touch of spiciness!
To achieve this taste all you will need are 3 ingredients: honey, lemon, ginger and of course, hot water.
First, cut the lemon in half to squeeze one half of its juice into a cup or mug.
Second, peel the ginger and grate it. Add it into the mug with the lemon juice, then add hot water and honey to taste.
Money Saving Tip: Buy fresh ginger in bulk, then peel and freeze the leftovers. You’ll have ginger ready to grate whenever you need it!
- Anti-inflammatory Lemon Ginger Tea
Make a Basic Honey Lemon Ginger tea and add a pinch or two or turmeric powder. This blend will enhance the drink’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Nostalgic Lemon Ginger Tea
Similar to the first two blends, to make this you have to mix in a stick of cinnamon in your mug or tea pot.
This brings a different aroma and taste to the tea just like Christmas where you just want to relax, read a book and sip a warm cup of tea!
If you are focusing on weight loss you can use any of the blends, but you should drink at least two cups a day –one in the morning and the other at night.
It is also advisable to take this 30 minutes before a meal. Drinking tea on an empty stomach in the morning can help in digestion and food absorption.
By choosing tea over expensive, unhealthy alternatives, you’re not only saving money in the short term, but investing in your long term health.
If you want these benefits, grab your mug and make some super frugal and healthy lemon ginger tea. Your body (and bank account) will thank you!