8 Reasons To Regularly Eat Or Drink Ginger

8 Reasons To Regularly Eat Or Drink Ginger

 

1. Lost your appetite recently? Eat some fresh ginger on an empty stomach before a meal and it will stir up your appetite. Particularly effective if you have recently been unwell and have a very poor appetite.
2. Ginger has been shown in many studies to assist the absorption of many essential nutrients.
3. It keeps the lymphatic system moving and prevents your glands becoming clogged.
4. Not a keen flier? Chew on a cube of ginger and it will take away some of that nausea.
5. Regular ginger consumption has been shown to improve the symptoms of IBS and flatulence.
6. Always have a gurgling stomach? Then chew on ginger!
7. Suffer with joint problems? Ginger is great as it has fairly potent anti-inflammatory properties. Eating lots of ginger will help reduce the inflammation as will adding ginger essential oil to your bath.
8. Feeling congested? Drink a cup of fresh ginger and honey tea to clear the nose and throat. Particularly good during those long winter months.

 

What health benefits do you normally get from ginger?

 

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The Health Benefits Of Garlic

The Health Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic has been used as a flavour enhancer and also for its medicinal properties for well over 5,000 years. Often called the “stinking rose”, garlic has been a staple for many cultures around the world, including Asians, Indians, Italians and Egyptians.

The UK produces large amounts of garlic but is dwarfed by the production of the U.S., China, India, South Korea and Spain.

We know that garlic adds a great dynamic when cooking, but every year we are learning new nutritional benefits that can be used when preventing, reversing and treating certain diseases.

 

Nutritional Benefits

 

One small clove of garlic will provide you with up to 23% of your daily requirement of manganese. You will also receive an infusion of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals which have numerous operations in the body from bone production and repair, the maintenance of healthy thyroid function and even helping to regulate calcium absorption. The “stinking rose” also provides approximately 17% of your daily requirement for vitamin B6, 15% of your RDA for vitamin C, and also providing adequate levels of selenium, calcium and phosphorous.

Over the last 30 years there have been lots of leading studies that have demonstrated the potential health benefits of garlic which include: preventing the common cold, reversing free radical damage (the leading cause of cancer), preventing the formation of cholesterol plaques and even helping with skin conditions such as psoriasis.

 

Storing Garlic

 

While you can buy garlic that comes in paste, powder or flake formats, you should really buy fresh garlic to receive the maximum health and nutritional benefits. When buying fresh garlic you should select bulbs that are plump and that are not overly soft to the touch. Common sense, but you should also avoid bulbs that have signs of decay or mould growth.

When storing garlic at home avoid refrigerating and also make sure it is not in direct sunlight. It is best stored in a cool dark place. If you do this then the fresh garlic should keep for approximately 4-6 weeks. While you can freeze peeled garlic it is not recommended as it dramatically effects the flavour and texture.

 

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