Ginger belongs to the same botanical family as cardamom and turmeric. It is believed that it is used as a tonic in China and India to take advantage of its medicinal properties. Ginger came to Europe during the Middle Ages through the spice trade, and was even used in sweets. Since then, ginger has been used as a garnish in a variety of ways, whether fresh, dried, pickled, crystallized, powdered, or ground.
Therefore, drinking lemon ginger soda not only makes one feel refreshed, but also maintains brain function and reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This drink has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lemon and ginger also promote good blood circulation, which is good for the heart. Since this drink has water in it, it helps keep you hydrated. It is crucial for the health of the intestines, heart, and other internal organs. It is never a bad idea to drink water.
Lemon contains vitamin C, which strengthens immunity. The consumption of this drink can help prevent diseases.
Now let’s talk about soda, which is carbonated water. The first artificially drinkable carbonated water was developed in 1767 by an Englishman named Joseph Priestley. Torbern Bergman, a Swedish chemist, created a device that produced carbonated water from chalk using sulfuric acid three years later.
It was thought to be healthy to drink mineral water, whether natural or synthetic. American pharmacists selling mineral waters flavored natural mineral water with therapeutic and palatable plants such as birch bark, dandelion, sarsaparilla, and fruit extracts. Some historians believe that Dr. Philip Syng Physick of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania created the first flavored carbonated soft drink around 1807.
In this drink, the bitter tartness of ginger combines with the tart flavor of lemon to produce a healthy and delicious concoction. So, here is a recipe for a lemon ginger fizzy drink that will help digest heavy food during this festival season. Indulge guilt-free in your favorite modak, fried salty, sweetponge, payasam, puri or ghee-dipped ghevar, because this drink will have your back.
- 1 lemon
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons – sugar
- 2 teaspoons – ginger juice
- ½ cup of water
- 500 ml – soft drink
- Ice cubes, as needed
- Squeeze a whole lemon and add ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Add 2 teaspoons of ginger juice, 2 teaspoons of sugar and mix well.
- Now, add ½ cup of water and 500 ml of soda.
- Your lemon and ginger drink is ready.