Ginger is another one of the extremely powerful roots we have and is mostly considered as a spice. It has been used for thousands of years both for culinary and medicinal purpose.
These days, Ginger is extremely popular in all types of dishes, juices, smoothies, and single shots. You can use ginger fresh, dried or as an extract. I use a lot of fresh ginger, both for cooking but also in my smoothies. It adds a great ﬂavor to any meat, casserole or dressing.
HERE IS A RECIPE FOR THE BASE MIX I USE IN MY OWN CHICKEN AND FISH CASSEROLES:
- 1-2 inch grated fresh ginger
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 diced red onion
- a pinch of chili ﬂakes
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
Heat up the coconut oil in a skillet. Add all ingredients and stir until golden. Add the meat to the skillet and cook till it’s done, or add the mix on top of the ﬁsh. Click here for the full recipe.
HOW CAN GINGER BENEFIT MY HEALTH?
For medicinal use, you can get Ginger as tea, dried powder in capsules, or as an extract in small bottles.
Ginger contains hundreds of compounds and metabolites, which all beneﬁts your overall health Some of the known health beneﬁts of Ginger is inﬂammation, digestion, pain, and nausea.
Talking about nausea, I usually recommend Ginger for pregnant women with morning sickness, or if have a tendency for motion sickness, where it seems to have an excellent eﬀect. Because of the phenolic compounds in Ginger, it’s known to stimulate your saliva and bile production, suppress gastric contractions and help relieve gastrointestinal irritation (GI) Ginger also supports some of the important enzymes in your digestive system, which suggests it could help prevent constipation and Colon Cancer.
During the winter time, Ginger tea is a good way to keep the body temperature up, as it is working to warm your body from within, which also helps keep the colds away. Because it is such a powerful anti-inﬂammatory root, it is used by many with arthritis for pain relief.
However, Ginger doesn’t do it all alone. You need to change other areas of your lifestyle too. By adding more and more of these very health beneﬁcial foods to your diet, along with incorporating more water, better sleep, fresh air, exercise, silence, and gratitude to your daily routine, you’ll be able to reverse most of the lifestyle diseases we know today.
At Le Juicery you can either get the single shot or enjoy one of the many foods or drinks which includes Ginger. Making better choices while eating out is crucial in order to maintain the healthier path while you are at home.