The Health Benefits Of Ginger

The Health Benefits Of Ginger

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5 Great Health Benefits Of Ginger

  • Ginger Reduces Inflammation –  Ginger has been used for donkey’s years as a way of reducing and treating inflammation. Inflammation is that word we all dread. When inflammation occurs it can trigger off all kinds of symptoms, particularly for those who suffer from chronic illness, including MS. The good news is that Ginger contains a super strong anti-inflammatory compound called Gingerols which plays a vital role in suppressing pro-inflammatory responses.
  • Ginger Can Improve Brain Function –  As well as having great anti-inflammatory properties, Ginger can also help to support memory and cognitive function. Antioxidants in Ginger can also protect nerve cells from deterioration. Keeping our brain clear of inflammation can help reduce anxiety, brain fog, insomnia and depression.
  • Ginger is an effective Pain Killer –  Ginger is great at relieving muscle pain. if you’re day-to-day life results in sore muscles, or even if you just want a post-work-out fix for gym muscle pain, then consuming as little as a tablespoon of ginger a day could work wonders!
  • Ginger can help Digestion –  Indigestion or for some of us, chronic indigestion can be really uncomfortable and sometimes quite painful. Though Ginger is not a miracle cure for indigestion, what it does do is speed up the process at which our stomachs are emptied, which leads to better digestion.
  • Ginger can improve Oral Health – Ginger can promote a clean and healthy mouth and protect us from all kinds of bacterial and fungal infections related to our gums. Raw ginger is also great at removing plaque from our teeth!

How To Get Ginger In Our Bodies

Now that we know what an absolute gem of a superfood Ginger is, how do we get it in our bodies? The great news is that we can add Ginger to almost anything! We can make ginger tea, soup with fresh ginger, add it to stir-frys and curries.

Ginger is at it’s most powerful when it is in it’s the freshest form, so today I wanted to share with you my recipe for Ginger Shots. Ginger Shots are great, they are easy to prepare, they can be stored in the fridge and are convenient to have for breakfast or to carry around on the go! Ginger is one of my favourite things in life –  I think Ginger and Lemon shots are fantastic on their own. However if Ginger is not your thing, or you think Ginger is too fiery – you can add some apple juice or carrot juice to the recipe to dilute the Ginger taste whilst still getting all the health benefits.

Ginger Shots 

Ingredients
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger
  • Apple Juice (Optional)
Method 
  • Add the juice of 2 lemons to 1 inch of Ginger (Finely Chopped)
    to a high speed blender
  • Add apple juice(optional) or water if needed till you have a 
    good drinkable consistency. You may have to scarp the side of the
    blender a few times.
  • Pour into a shot glass and Enjoy! (refrigerate the rest for 
    later!)

 

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