Taking a daily ginger shot may seem like a gimmick, but there are so many benefits to adding this to your routine. So, what’s the down low on it all?
Everybody knows and uses ginger. The plant is commonly found as a spice in many recipes. More than just making our food tasty, ginger has tons of health benefits. A longtime wellness trend has been taking ginger shots, but do they really help? Brea Lofton, a registered dietitian and nutritionist at Lumen, told Glamour, “Ginger is considered an antioxidant and may be anti-inflammatory. This may help support a healthy immune system.” Not only can it boost the immune system, but it helps maintain high energy levels. Talk about a superfood! Loften said, “Ginger can also help balance blood glucose levels, which can support sustained energy, reduce fatigue, and help with overall mood.” Who knew that ginger had so many advantages?
Depending on the benefits you are looking for, there may be different timelines to see the results. Loften explained that taking a daily ginger shot while eating a healthy, balanced diet can start improving blood glucose levels instantly. However, if you want to see results on your mood, energy, and immune system, then you may have a bit of waiting to do. She also mentioned that the best way to see long-term effects is to combine the ginger shots with other healthy habits. However, ginger shots may not be for everyone. The dietician cautioned that those with health concerns, like diabetes, should consult a medical professional. So, what’s the best way to consume ginger shots? Many stores provide their own versions of pre-packaged ginger shots. If you are more of a do-it-yourself type, then it’s super easy to make ginger shots from the comfort of your home. There are plenty of recipes to choose from online and on social media.
Now that you know more about the benefits of ginger shots, do you think you’ll be following the advice of Lumen's Brea Loften and adding one to your daily routine? Be sure to stay tuned for more lifestyle tips!