INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
- Finely minced ginger – 4 tablespoons
- Lemon juice – ¼ cup
- Powdered sugar or sweetener – 1 cup
- Ice cubes – as required
- Thinly sliced lemon – 1
METHOD OF PREPARATION
- Mix and stir 2 cups of water with sugar and ginger in a small pan. Boil the mixture and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Simmer it for three minutes and then let it cool.
- In a jug, mix the cooled syrup, 3 ½ cups of water and the lemon juice. Stir the lemonade.
- Pour the lemonade into a tall glass with some ice cubes and garnish the glasses with lemon slices. You can also add a sprig of mint leaves.
- Carry the ginger lemonade in an insulated sipper at work, to keep nausea at bay.
The main active ingredient in ginger is gingerol. Ginger is well known to relieve symptoms of nausea and vomiting, especially during pregnancy. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, is helpful in lowering blood sugar, improving heart disease risk, aids in improving digestion, and improves brain function. 10 grams of ginger contains 8 calories and it is rich in potassium and contains vitamin B6, magnesium and traces of calcium.
Lemon is a citrus fruit and is a great source of vitamin C, an essential vitamin and antioxidant. One medium sized lemon contains about 20 calories. The main fiber in lemon is pectin that lowers blood sugar level by slowing down the digestion of sugar and starch.