If you are sick of constantly drinking plain water, you may want to consider adding some fresh mango and ginger to your water. Mango and Ginger water is supposed to give your metabolism a boost while also helping to detoxify your body. The two ingredients also up the flavor for your water, making water a bit more exciting for you once again.
Of course, before you head out to grab fresh mangoes and some ginger root, you may be wondering what real benefits this water has to offer you. Here is a look at a few of the benefits of ginger and mango, which you’ll enjoy when you start drinking your own homemade mango and ginger detox water.
Benefit #1 – Both Have Antioxidant Properties
Ginger is well known for having antioxidant properties, and antioxidants help to eliminate free radicals from the body, keeping them from damaging the healthy cells in your body. Those antioxidants can help with detoxification.
Benefit #2 – Mango Boosts the Immune System
Mangoes help boost the immune system because of all the vitamin A and vitamin C they contain. Various carotenoids are also included in mangoes, which help to keep the immune system strong and healthy.
Benefit #3 – Ginger Offers Natural Pain Relief
Adding ginger to your water is an excellent idea because it also offers natural pain relief and has anti-inflammatory effects as well. Not only can it effectively relieve general pain, but it is especially helpful at relieving pain that is a result of inflammation, such as pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Benefit #4 – Ginger and Mango Boost Metabolism
Both ginger and mango help to boost metabolism as well. When you add these ingredients to your water, they’ll give your metabolism a boost, making it easier for you to burn calories and lose weight.
Benefit #5 – Cancer Prevention
Along with all the other amazing benefits of mango and ginger detox water, both mango and ginger are known to help prevent cancer as well. Ginger has been shown to help slow the spread of some cancers and research has also shown that the antioxidant compounds found in mangoes help to protect against prostate, breast, colon and other cancers.
- 1 inch Ginger Root, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup Frozen Mango- fresh is fine too
- 4 liter pitcher of water
Makes 4 liters, refill 4 liter pitcher 2-4 times until flavor is lost.
To peel the ginger use the back of a spoon or a vegetable peeler, just peel the part that you will be using. Using a sharp knife slice ginger into 3-4 coin sized slices. You want them about the size and thickness of the coin.
- Drop into your pitcher and add in the mango.
- Top with 3 cups of ice and then add with water.(the ice is important, it holds down the ginger and mango to help infuse the water)
- Place in your fridge for 1-3 hours before serving.
- When serving add a couple frozen mango chunks in a pretty glass for ice cubes.
This will keep in the fridge for 24 hours.
With all these excellent benefits, you will definitely want to start adding ginger and mango to your water. You will enjoy great tasting water and a host of health benefits.