Ginger seems to be gaining increasing popularity, and rightfully so. In addition to its spicy flavor kick, it’s also known to help with numerous health conditions – relieving muscle pain, burning fat cells, increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and fighting nausea.

But one of my favorite health benefits of ginger is the significant impact it has on the digestive system. Ginger stimulates digestion by helping the body release enzymes that break down food so that nutrients are easily absorbed.

As someone who battled constipation for years, I can honestly say this is 100% true. I add ginger to my morning smoothies, and sometimes drink Yogi Ginger Tea in the afternoon. Ever since adding ginger to my diet, I haven’t struggled with constipation once.

Here is a quick, easy recipe for making homemade ginger tea:

– Remove the skin from the ginger knob with a knife.
– Slice the ginger into thin pieces and place into a pot of boiling water.
– Boil for at least 20 minutes (the longer you boil it, the more potent it will be.)
– Place the water and ginger slices into a jug and store in the fridge.

I add 1/4 cup of ginger tea (including a few ginger slices) into my Super Green Smoothie every morning to give it a little kick. But if you don’t like spicy seasoning, it may not be for you.