There are so many benefits to ginger. I didn’t realize just what they were until I did some research recently.
This article at Living Traditionally reports:
“Full of potassium and manganese, responsible for proper heart work, ginger is the active ingredient to know of, if you want to stay healthy.
Along with the heart, ginger is outstanding for reinforcing the immune system and because of its silicon content can protect the skin, hair, teeth and nails.
It is loaded with vitamins A, C, E, along with the B complex, and some other considerable minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, and beta-carotene.
Ginger has actually been proven to effectively deal with inflamed joints by a study released in Phototherapy Research study.
Gingerols are highly contained in ginger, providing anti-inflammatory properties, particularly when it comes to the ankles, muscles and nerves.
Plus, ginger has actually been extremely reliable in preventive and treating migraines and chronic headaches.”
According to Dr. Axe ginger has these 10 health benefits:
- Nausea Relief ( think Ginger Ale)
- Digestive Support
- Heals Ulcers
- Boosts Immunity
- Improves Diabetes
- Reduces Pain
- Fights Cancer
- Weight Loss
How You Can Use Ginger
Until I researched the benefits of ginger I hadn’t given much thought to how to use it except in ginger ale and ginger cookies. I learned from Happy Happy Vegan that you can use it as a paste, pickled or even candied.
Recently, I’ve been adding ginger to my Kombucha to make my own version of ginger ale. I just cut off small pieces and add them to my kombucha after I harvest it. I let the bottles sit for a day before I drink it. Any leftover ginger I cut into pieces or grate it then store in the freezer until I need it.
Note: If using organic ginger you don’t have to peel it first.
If you don’t have Kombucha, you can try this basic recipe for ginger water. This would be a great alternative to Ginger Ale if you used carbonated water.
- 1-2 inches fresh ginger root
- 2-3 cups water
- ½ lemon
- Raw honey
Grate the ginger or use a zester(get one here).
Mix water, lemon juice, ginger together and add honey to taste.