Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has been studied for many health benefits, including stimulating digestion, positively affecting cholesterol levels and reducing nausea and inflammation (which is why we conventionally lean into it for belly aches or flu-like symptoms). One study even found ginger carries anti-viral properties. “Ginger is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative stress and damage,” says Megan Wong, RD. “Cells are then more resilient and able to carry out immune-boosting functions.”

Try making your own shot by blending 1/4 cup (15g) finely chopped raw ginger with 1/2 cup (120ml) lemon juice (also rich in vitamin C). Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. This makes enough for four shots. You can keep the mixture in the fridge for up to a week or add a serving to your fruit smoothie.