Why you have it:
Imagine gingerbread cookies without this ingredient? It’s impossible! It is an essential element, also for sauces for meat and stir-fry noodles.
Why you should have it:
Ginger is a natural digestive that is known to reduce nausea and vomiting, while being safe, for pregnant women. This is also why your mom may have served you gingerale (a drink made from ginger) when you were sick. Make sure you know the 10 powerful health benefits of ginger, but also its risks.
What science says:
This food (often used to flavor dishes) can also reduce inflammation in the body. A study of Journal of Pain found that ginger can reduce the level of pain experienced by training by 25%.
What you can do with ginger:
“There are different ways to enjoy it,” Graber points out, adding that you can finely chop a few slices of ginger and drop them in hot lemon water to start your day.
Ginger cleansing tea
8 oz of hot water
4 thin slices of ginger
½ lemon, peeled and sliced
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Place the ingredients in a cup and enjoy. This is a great tea to start or end your day. This tea helps digestion.
Give a serving.
Recipe from the book Juice It, Blend It, Live It: Over 50 Easy Recipes to Energize, Detox, and Nourish Your Mind and Body by Graber.