Food and Diet

Cheers to Ginger Tea and Your Heart!

There is a lot we are told to avoid when that high blood pressure diagnosis rolls in. Don’t drink too much caffeine. Avoid drinking too much alcohol.

What is the best drink for high blood pressure?

Good news! There are many options out there that are quite delicious and can even lower blood pressure naturally.

Today, I’d like to share about ginger tea! Ginger tea is naturally caffeine-free brewed from ginger root. To save time, you can make ginger tea from tea bags (dried ginger) or you can make it from fresh ginger root by boiling chunks of it in hot water.

Ginger may potentially lower your blood pressure naturally. As with many natural remedies, more scientific research is needed. Of course, it’s always good to check with your doctor first before adding them to your diet if you are uncertain. Especially since ginger may interact with certain blood pressure medications.

For almost any food or drink for lowering blood pressure naturally, be mindful of using it in moderation. It is best combined with a balanced lifestyle of healthy low salt diet and consistent exercise. Quick fixes are usually not the healthy way.

Please don’t drink 8 cups of ginger tea, then eat pizza all day and do no physical activity. Balance is key.

When I’m away from home, sometimes I’ll bring a few ginger tea bags with me to enjoy after dinner. It’s an easy way to include a healthy hot drink during times of travel! See below for my current favorite ginger tea! It’s delicious with a small dash of honey 🙂🍯

Delicious tea that may help with lowering blood pressure naturally (and also benefit digestion!)

Reference:

https://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jnhs/papers/vol6-issue5/Version-3/M0605037986.pdf

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