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Benefits of Ginger Shots

Benefits of ginger shotsThe benefits of ginger shots are numerous and they are worth incorporating into your diet. Just to name a few of the ginger shot benefits, ginger shots can help with weight loss, concentration, yeast infections, muscle pains, headaches, nausea, and motion sickness.

What Are Ginger Shots?

Ginger shots are small volumes (“shots”) of raw, fresh ginger mixed with some other fruit or vegetable juice. The small volume of ginger shots makes it easy to drink, even though raw, fresh ginger can have a slightly stinging, bitter taste.

Health Benefits of Ginger Shots

Here is a more comprehensive list of the health benefits of ginger shots. The advantage of drinking ginger shots is that you get the full benefits of consuming raw, fresh ginger, with more of the vitamins and minerals in ginger being preserved by being in a raw state. Another benefit of ginger shots is that you don’t need to add much ginger to get the full benefits. You usually only need one 2-inch piece of ginger to make 1 ginger shot.

List of Health Benefits of Ginger Shots

  • Weight loss from increased metabolism and fat burning
  • Great for relieving migraines, joint pain and menstrual pain
  • Ability to fight cancer, including prostate, lung, ovarian and colon cancers
  • Helps with diabetes symptoms including protecting the liver and eyes
  • Reduces nausea from pregnancy, motion sickness, and chemotherapy
  • Improves concentration
  • Protects against toxic effects from the environment including pollution and radiation
  • Fights bacterial and fungal infections including yeast infections
  • Boosts your immune system, such as preventing colds and flus

Side Effects of Ginger Shots

The most likely side effect you may have from ginger shots, if any, is stomach discomfort if you are not used to consuming ginger, or if you drink too many ginger shots at one time. Since a small piece of raw, fresh ginger in you ginger shot goes a long way, it is best to avoid drinking too many ginger shots, or putting too much ginger in your ginger shot.

If you feel sick after drinking a ginger shot, drink a lot of water to dilute the ginger juice in your stomach.

Do Ginger Shots Help You Lose Weight?

Yes, ginger shots can help you lose weight, when combined with a sensible diet, due to its fat-burning qualities and anti-fungal effects, including preventing yeast overgrowth.

For maximum weight loss benefit, it’s best to avoid using high-sugar fruit juice to make ginger shots. Instead, make ginger shots that combine ginger and lemon, or ginger and some vegetable or plant, such as a carrot or wheatgrass.

How To Make Ginger Shots At Home

Make Ginger Shots With A Juicer

The best way to make ginger shots at home is to use a juicer. All you need to do is juice one 2-3 inch piece of peeled ginger with a small amount of fruit, vegetable, or plant of your choice.

Make Ginger Shots With A Blender

If you don’t have a juicer, you can also use a blender. This method is best for ginger shots with lemon juice.
Cut the ginger into small pieces, put in blender with about 4 tablespoons of water, then strain the mixture with a cheesecloth. Mix with lemon juice.

Ginger Shot Recipes

Ginger & Lemon Shot

This is one of the popular ginger shot recipes.

– One 2-3 inch piece of ginger
– Half a lemon


  1. Peel the skin of ginger
  2. Cut the lemon in half
  3. For the lemon, you can keep the lemon skin and seeds intact. However this will make the juice more bitter. For a less bitter flavor, remove the lemon skin.
  4. Juice the peeled ginger and half a lemon in a juicer

Enjoy immediately.

Ginger & Carrot Shot

– One 2-3 inch piece of ginger
– 1 small carrot


  1. Peel the skin of ginger
  2. Wash the carrot and cut off ends
  3. Juice the peeled ginger and the carrot in a juicer

Enjoy immediately.

Ginger Shot Tips

  • If you find the taste too intense, dilute it with a little bit of water
  • You can drink ginger shots every day
  • It is best not to make it with high-sugar fruit juices, such as orange juice
  • It is best to drink the shot immediately. As a second best choice, you can store it in an air-tight container and drink within 24 hours.
  • Do not add any sugar. If you’d like it to be sweeter, you can add Stevia, which is a natural herb that is sweet with zero calories.