Ginger water is an amazing beverage that can help to improve your overall health. Keep reading to find out how you can make ginger water at home!
How to Make Ginger Water at Home
Drinking ginger water every day is one of my favorite ways to support my overall health. It is easy to make, and ginger water has so many amazing health benefits.
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But before we get into the health benefits and why I love it so much, please remember that this is not medical advice. I am simply sharing why I love ginger water and how you can make it at home if you want to give it a try.
Below are several awesome benefits of drinking ginger water, with sources and studies linked.
Ginger Water Benefits
Ginger water can help reduce inflammation in the body. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, and several studies have found that ginger can reduce inflammation and pain.
Ginger also contains antioxidant properties. Drinking ginger water may help prevent heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.
Ginger water can also help aid digestion and calm an upset stomach. Although I couldn’t find any studies to confirm this, ginger has been well-known to help with stomach troubles and has been used by different cultures all over the world for many, many years.
Ginger water may also help with weight loss. This study found that men who drank a ginger beverage after eating felt full longer.
There are many other benefits to drinking ginger water that you can check out here.
When I drink ginger water daily, I notice reduced joint and muscle pain and an overall improvement in the appearance of my skin.
Also, whenever I’m having tummy troubles, ginger water is my go-to!
Ginger Water Recipe
There are many different ways to make ginger water. Some people like to heat or boil the ginger. Personally, I don’t like to expose the ginger to heat because I’m concerned that many of the beneficial properties might be destroyed.
I instead blend the ginger down to a pulp, extract the concentrated juice from the pulp, and then dilute it with water.
For this ginger water recipe, which will yield approximately a gallon of ginger water, you will need a gallon of filtered, distilled, or reverse osmosis drinking water and four hands of fresh (preferably organic) ginger.
How To Make Ginger Water
First, you’ll need to gather your hands of ginger. To make a gallon of ginger water, I use four. Make sure to use the freshest ginger possible, and make sure it is organic if possible as well.
I have difficulty finding organic ginger at any of my local grocery stores. Sometimes, I can find it at Costco, but not always.
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Fresh organic ginger can also be purchased on Amazon.
Peel and chop all of the ginger.
Add the ginger to the blender, and just barely cover the ginger with water. I always use reverse osmosis water, but you can also use distilled or filtered.
I recently purchased a Nutribullet, and I love it! It’s perfect for making ginger water at home.
Blend the ginger well until it has a nice pulp consistency. But try not to blend it for too long. You don’t want the heat from the blender to destroy the beneficial properties of the ginger.
I use a glass fermentation weight to press down and squeeze out every last drop.
Next, divide the liquid evenly between your storage containers. I personally use 4 quart mason jars.
Choose whatever works best for you or whatever you already have on hand!
Now, fill your containers the rest of the way with reverse osmosis, distilled or filtered water.
And that is it. You’re done. Make sure to store your ginger water in the refrigerator.
So, even though I love ginger water for its health benefits, I am not a huge fan of the taste. So I rarely drink it straight, although you absolutely can.
I prefer to add it to my drinking water throughout the day, and sometimes, I add it to herbal tea.
Adding a little bit of honey or fresh squeezed lemon can also help improve the taste.
I try to drink 8 ounces of ginger water every day.
- 4 hands of ginger
- 1 gallon of water
- Peel and chop the ginger
- Add ginger to the blender and just barely cover the ginger with water
- Blend the ginger well until it has a nice pulp consistency
- Use a mesh strainer or a cheesecloth bag to extract the liquid from the pulp
- Divide the liquid evenly between your storage containers
- Fill your containers the rest of the way with reverse osmosis, distilled, or filtered water
- Store your ginger water in the refrigerator.
Use fresh ginger. Use organic ginger whenever possible. Always use reverse osmosis, distilled, or filtered water.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 8oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5
Can You Drink Ginger Water Every Day?
You can drink ginger water every day. However, if you have never drunk it before, you might want to start with a small amount, maybe around 4 ounces, and monitor how you feel.
If you feel fine, increase up to 8 ounces per day total.
Is It Good To Drink Ginger Water On An Empty Stomach?
Drinking ginger water on an empty stomach can help increase nutritional absorption. But if you have a sensitive tummy, I would maybe just drink a tiny bit first and see how you feel before drinking a larger amount on an empty stomach.
When is the Best Time to Drink Ginger Water?
The morning is a great time to drink ginger water because it can really help to boost your metabolism and aid with digestion throughout the day.
But there really isn’t a bad time to drink it. As I mentioned before, I drink it all day long.
Can I Drink Ginger Water at Night?
Ginger water can be consumed at any time. As I just mentioned, drinking ginger water in the morning is especially beneficial. But that is not the only time that you can drink it.
You can drink it in the morning. You can drink it at night. Or you can drink throughout the day like I do.
How Long Does Ginger Water Stay Good For?
In my experience, ginger water stays good for at least a month when stored in the fridge. But to be honest, ours never lasts that long. I make a gallon at the beginning of the week, and it is gone by the end of the week.
Keep in mind, that the nutritional benefits can decrease the longer it is stored. So drinking it when it is as fresh as possible is always best.
Who Should Not Drink Ginger Water
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have any type of serious health condition, I would recommend talking to your doctor before drinking ginger water.
Hopefully, I’ve answered any questions you might have about ginger water, but if I haven’t, please let me know in the comment section below!