When was the last time you put on your favourite t-shirt, only to realise that your tummy is sticking out in a most unsavoury fashion? You may have tried pulling your tummy in, but found that it does precious little aside from make you feel faint.
Bloating of the stomach can be due to a variety of reasons, including excess gas formation in the stomach, bad eating habits, tension and smoking. And the best way to control it is by having ginger juice. Ginger is very effective as far as gas relief is concerned. Although it does not completely cure flatulence, drinking ginger water once a day can help prevent gas problems and acidity.
So, how exactly does it work? Ginger helps stimulate one’s digestive juices, thereby aiding the digestion process. It also has muscle relaxant properties that helps release trapped gases.
However, certain things need to be kept in mind when having ginger juice. Firstly, consult a professional before starting your routine. The ginger water needs to be kept mild as it can cause burning sensations in the mouth and stomach when taken in higher concentrations.
How to make yourself some ginger juice:
1. Peel off the skin of the ginger and cut into pieces.
2. Grate the ginger.
3. Collect the grated ginger in a cheesecloth and place a bowl below it. Squeeze the cloth until juice oozes out.
4. You can either consume the juice in this fashion or add a bit of rock salt for taste.
Apart from reducing bloating, ginger juice has various other uses also. Following are some of the other problems that it can help in:
Blood pressure: Ginger acts as a blood thinner and hence is a good way of reducing one’s blood pressure. When having ginger juice, you could also mix it up with a few drops of honey to add some taste.
Reduces pain: Ginger helps in lessening various pains such as tooth aches and migraines. Since ginger is an anti-inflammatory agent, it prevents the blood vessels from getting inflamed and hence increases the blood flow to the body, thus reducing pain.
Arthritis: Ginger can aid those suffering from arthritis since it is an anti-inflammatory agent and thus reduces swelling and inflammation in those suffering from arthritis.
Lowers cholesterol: Ginger can help in cholesterol reduction since it removes blockages in blood vessels which could potentially lead to heart attacks.