It’s been said that the key to your health starts with a healthy gut. What you consume on a daily basis makes a significant difference with your overall health and well-being. Let’s take a look at a key ingredient your body may be craving!
Ginger is known for its powerful compound called, “gingerols”. These compounds have extremely effective anti-inflammatory properties. If you find yourself struggling with joint pain, arthritis and other painful inflammatory related ailments, consuming ginger on a regular basis may give you the relief you are looking for.
In addition to its amazing anti-inflammatory effects, ginger can aid with gastrointestinal issues, stomach aches, nausea and motion sickness. It is also considered a warming herb and thus it can help with detoxifying the body due to its natural ability to promote sweating. This is especially helpful if you are fighting a cold or the flu.
To get the most out of your ginger, go for the fresh ginger root. You can find this in the grocery store amongst the fruits and veggies. When purchasing fresh ginger, look for a firm smooth one. You will want to store this fresh ginger root in your refrigerator, lasting you about 3 weeks or so.
Looking for a quick easy way to get ginger into your life?
Simply put it in your drinking water! Cut off a small slice so the inner ginger is exposed from the covering. Grab a grater and simply grate some ginger into your water. It tastes great and it can add a little flavor to your daily water intake. I love it!
~Liz Myers, MA, Rooted Living Wellness Coach
Liz Myers, MA, RYT200
Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga and Meditation Teacher.
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