Ginger is a fantastic spice to use at this time of the year (winter in Canada). I am using it to detox and boost my immune system, we are so busy this time of the year rushing to and fro getting things ready for our respective “holidays” that we can get run down.
When this happens our immune system becomes lowered, acid levels increase and we soon feel less energetic than before. My go to spice is ginger in most juices and before long I am back in the saddle detoxified and energized.
Here are two tips about ginger and a caution most of us don’t consider.
1. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
2. Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, like the sinuses and is a big help to the lymphatic system.
There are many ways to use ginger in your foods and even in your beauty routine. Two ways to get your ginger on is by adding it to tea by stirring some fresh slices into the teapot and letting it steep or juicing it into a juice like I have done here.
NOTE: Some consumer reports have suggested that ginger can cause nausea and stomach-upset rather than prevent it, but these do seem to be rare cases. Since ginger is an anti-inflammatory, people on any blood-thinning medications should perhaps approach the spice with caution to ensure it doesn’t interfere with their condition, although studies on this are not by any means conclusive.
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