01/5These are the benefits of having ginger shots

These are the benefits of having ginger shots

Ginger shots (and no it contains no alcohol) can help do your body a world of good. One of the reasons it has become such a popular trend is because ginger has been used to treat a host of ailments for centuries. This beverage is made from ginger root, also known as Zingiber officinale, which can help protect you from diseases and give your immune system a boost. Before you try this popular drink, here is all you need to know about these shot, from the benefits to the downside.

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02/5What are ginger shots?

What are ginger shots?

Ginger shots are made with fresh ginger and are concentrated beverages. Recipes for this drink vary as it can be made with different ingredients. While some recipes call for simply fresh ginger juice, others call for orange juice, honey, turmeric and cayenne pepper. To make it, you will need to juice a fresh ginger root and mix it with grated ginger. You can also get them at health food stores or juice bars.Because the concentration of this powerful root is so high, it may have a spicy kick that may not be pleasant. That's why a tiny amount is all you need to get the most out of it.

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03/5May help tackle nausea and digestive issues

May help tackle nausea and digestive issues

Ginger is commonly used to tackle stomach issues like bloating and indigestion. One study found it can increase the flow of food through your stomach and decrease bloating and intestinal cramping. It has also been found to effectively treat nausea in both adults and babies. A study conducted on 120 pregnant ladies found that women were less prone to nausea and vomiting after taking 750 mg of ginger every day for four days. Research conducted on animals has also found it may be able to protect against stomach ulcers.

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04/5Contains anti-inflammatory properties

Contains anti-inflammatory  properties

Ginger shots are a rich source of antioxidants that can help protect the body from free radicals that can do a lot of harm. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It is loaded with gingerols, paradols, sesquiterpenes, shogaols, and zingerone, which are all beneficial for our health. Studies have found ginger extract can help treat conditions like inflammatory gut disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and even some forms of cancer. One study also found it can help reduce levels of inflammatory proteins in type 2 diabetes patients.

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05/5The downside of ginger shots

The downside of ginger shots

While ginger shots can have a lot of health benefits, there are some potential side effects you need to be aware of. Too much intake of ginger can cause blood thinning.However, there is conflicting research on this issue. However, if you are takingWarfarin or another type of blood thinner, then you should avoid the consumption of ginger shots. Drinking it could reduce blood sugar levels. If you are allergic to ginger, do not consume the drink.It may also increase your calorie intake if it is mixed with sweet stuff like sugar. Consult with a doctor before you consume the beverage.

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