Last Thursday I professed my love for all things CARROTS! I think you know my reason why, yes? Healing powers for the ’ol Stomach.
This week I’d like to profess my other love… GINGER!
Ginger is definitely a superfood in my book. We often think of ginger in correlation to easing nausea, but it has so many more wonderful powers.
Let’s take a look:
- Ginger contains special enzymes responsible for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in digestion and the prevention of cramps. The ancient Greeks used to eat ginger after a large meal in order to ease the digestion process.
- Due to its promotion of mucus secretion, ginger protects against the development of ulcers, unwanted holes in the lining of your stomach.
- Ginger is often used to settle an upset stomach or treat severe stomach ailments such as dyspepsia or colic.
So now you might know why I love my ginger. Heal that stomach lining, yes! But this powerful food is also quite refreshing. I’ve been using it in my juices, my stir fry’s, and much much more. Heck, I’ve even combined it with some honey and swirled it it my coconut yogurt/kefir.
The ultimate healer… Carrot, Beet, Apple, Ginger juice. I call this the nectar of the Gods.
Do you use ginger? Gingersnaps totally count!