There are many health benefits of ginger. Too often we get caught in the unhealthy lifestyles associated with the modern world. We eat fast food, we inhale toxic fumes that pollute the atmospheres and our bodies. We are toxic inside and out. As time goes on the toxicity become too much for our bodies to handle and a detox is in order. What if we are suffering from morning sickness, constipation, nausea, or indigestion? A wonderful natural way to control some of the most uncomfortable symptoms stemming from a weakened digestion system is to include ginger in our diet. This can be a spicy food to many, so introducing it at first may prove to be difficult. Ginger is a whole natural food, so we can eat it as is, straight from the Earth. It may be easier to introduce to the diet by starting with a simple ginger tea. Peel the outside skin off and make a ginger tea from a few slices of ginger root.
I always thought ginger was spicy but I love sushi. When I started learning about the health benefits of ginger I began eating the pickled ginger given on the side of a plate of my favorite sushi roll. Pickled ginger may be less spicy and can be an easy way to introduce our bodies to the health benefits of ginger.
I love ginger so much now that I actually order a side of ginger with my sushi in addition to the regular few pieces that they put on my dish. I don’t eat sushi all the time so this only happens a few times a year. To include ginger in my regular daily diet I love to include it in my favorite juices. I love carrot juice, it’s sweet, easy to drink and almost creamy. Putting a piece of [easyazon-link asin="B000GHIVO4"]ginger through the juicer[/easyazon-link] (about 2” long) will provide just enough zing to taste but will be cut with the yummy flavor of carrot. Include some apple if you wish for it to be sweeter.
Ginger assists in eliminating parasites that are a result of living a toxic lifestyle. When our body’s immune system is weakened, parasites are allowed to grow and enter the digestive tract where they can further damage the intestinal tissues and other organs. Consuming ginger and other spicy foods on a regular basis can assist with burning out these parasites.
Ginger contains 9 different compounds that fuse to serotonin receptors. This is the biological reason why ginger has been shown to assist in digestion and have improving effects with anxiety.
Other Health Benefits of Ginger:
- Aids in Digestion
- Prevents or reduces Nausea
- Reduces Morning sickness
- Prevents or reduces Constipation
- Prevents Arthritis
- Assists in Weight loss
- Natural Antibiotic
- Lowers cholesterol
- Increases production of hydrochloric acid to assist in breaking down food
- Ginger reduces inflammation that causes a sore throat. Drinking ginger tea with honey or just eating a small piece of raw ginger will help.
In his book, [easyazon-link asin="1556437498"]The Sunfood Diet Success System[/easyazon-link], David Wolfe recommends including ginger in the following juice recipes to burn parasites from the intestine:
- Apple, cucumber, lemon, ginger, and kale
- Apple, garlic, onion root, red jalapeno pepper, fresh ginger root
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You can read more about David Wolfe and his raw plant food based diet, there are so many incredible benefits to eating raw plant food as the main components of our diet. There is a wealth of information and resources (including recipes and online store) available at Sunfood.com.
There are many health benefits of ginger, yet we are only able to take advantage of them by learning how to incorporate ginger into our daily diet. It’s what the Earth brings us in the form of natural remedies that will keep us healthy and strong, inside and out. Enjoy the health benefits of ginger today!