Detoxifying And Energizing: Morning Lemon Ginger Tea

Ginger and Lemon Tonic

Ginger Tea Timing

If you’re the type of person who needs a little jump start in the a.m., and there isn’t any caffeine coursing through your veins, the next best thing is Mountain Trek’s Morning Ginger Tea. Ginger tea is great anytime during the day, but the best time to drink ginger tea is in the morning. When taken in the first 30 minutes after you awake, it helps your body end its overnight fast, charge up your metabolism, and prevent nausea. Follow it immediately with a morning smoothie and your day is off to a great start, full of nutrients, antioxidants, and energy.

Ginger Tea Benefits

Ginger is pretty amazing—it’s no wonder its nickname is “the miracle root”. The robust rhizome deserves its kudos, too—whether taken internally as a tea, dried, candied, pickled, fresh, juiced, or as an oil (it can also be applied topically or added to water in a bath), ginger is an incredibly effective, ancient solution to many of the health issues we still face today. This ancient ingredient doesn’t come without modern science, either. Ginger’s health claims have been backed up by The National Library of Medicine in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies.

It’s not just a food and spice. Ginger is a medicine.

Ginger root contains active ingredients such as gingerol, shogaol, and zingerone. The people of East Asia have known its medicinal value for thousands of years—they still use it as a treatment for a broad spectrum of ailments ranging from respiratory problems associated with colds and flu, preventing nausea, increasing the appetite, livening the libido, addressing circulation problems, and reducing joint pain.

Ginger is a powerful antioxidant

Our kidneys are one of only 5 organs that eliminate toxins. Ginger has been shown to have a powerful effect on this super organ, increasing antioxidant amounts in our kidneys, calming organ inflammation, reducing fibrosis, and helping create overall healthier kidney tissues.

Reduces inflammation

Due to its powerful antioxidant properties, ginger extract can reduce the levels of pro-inflammatory biomarkers, helping conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

Boosts the immune system

Ginger increases the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients into the body which boosts the immune system. Additionally, with increased antioxidant levels and reduced inflammation, our natural healing processes thrive and can even exhibit anticancer effects.

Reduces nausea

There’s a good reason we keep ginger chews on hand in our vehicles, especially for the windier drives we take up to the higher elevation hikes. Ginger has been proven in various clinical studies as an effective and safe treatment for nausea and vomiting.

Helps balance blood sugar levels

Recent studies have shown that ginger can reduce cellular insulin resistance, helping your muscles, fat, and liver pull more glucose from your bloodstream. This increases our energy and reduces our risk of becoming prediabetic and ultimately, diabetic. Currently, more than 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States are prediabetic.

Morning Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

It’s quite possible that ginger is nature’s best combination of detoxifier, anti-inflammatory, and digestive aid, all-in-one.

Our ginger detox drink is a great immune-boosting tea that’s loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants to help support you through your detoxification process. Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, this drink boosts your immune system and will help to cleanse your lymphatic system. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/4-1/2 Cup fresh ginger rinsed and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 1/2 – 2 Quarts water
  • Fresh lemon juice (added when serving)

Preparation

This tea is made ahead and kept refrigerated until consumed.
  • Place ginger and water in a pot and bring to boil. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate until consumed.
  • Add fresh lemon juice and a lemon slice before serving.

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at info@mountaintrek.com or reach out below: