If you know your way around the kitchen, and enjoy preparing spicy foods, you’ve undoubtedly familiar with ginger. This spice is considered a staple in kitchens all over the world. However you can get more ginger benefits than just making your food spicy. Ginger is a proven-effective super spice that can help in maintaing your health.
One of the most important ways that ginger benefits your health starts in the belly. As you know, these days gastrointestinal health is a hot button issue. As people all over the world are suffering digestive problems, due to the toxin build up associated with poor dietary choices, the search has been on for ways to prevent common stomach ailments. Ginger actually promotes a healthy digestive system and has been proven to be effective for the treatment of colitis and to help minimize the symptoms of motion sickness.
All men are aware that prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death for men over the age of 50. And while great advances have been discovered to treat prostate cancer, ginger can be used as a natural weapon in a fight against prostate cancer. Daily ginger intake can kill 5-LO enzymes, which happen to be the fuel that prostate cancer cells need to thrive. In other words, once those enzymes are killed off by regular ginger ingestion, prostate cancer cells will begin to disappear.
Aches & Pains
These days, when people have a headache or body aches, they reach for aspirin or ibuprofen. Did you know that another of the common ginger benefits is that it can effectively reduce aches and pains, similar to common over-the-counter pain remedies, but without any chemicals. And since ginger doesn’t have any of the harmful side-effects of NSAID pain relievers, it is the smart and healthy way to get rid of a nagging headache.
While you can get ginger capsules at most health food stores and online retailers, there’s a better way to enjoy ginger benefits at home – with delicious ginger tea. Here are the steps to brew your own:
1. Purchase crisp ginger roots with smooth skin at your local produce outlet.
2. Wash and skin the roots.
3. Cut the roots into several long slices.
4. Add the root slices, generously, to pure water and bring to a boil.
5. Lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
6. Put the tea into a glass container and refrigerate
7. Enjoy your ginger tea by adding a bit of hot water and raw honey
To really get the healthy ginger benefits, be sure to make your tea nice and strong. You can always add water or honey to weaken the taste a bit. And the stronger you make it, the better it is for your health. Keep plenty of this elixir on hand to enjoy throughout the week. This is a great drink to start off the day with, as it will prime your body for a healthy, productive day.
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About the Author: Boro Petric, a Swiss native, became a longevity strategist after having battled a liver tumor that almost took his life. A believer in natural medicine and holistic healing, Boro has helped countless people with pain relief, and has saved people from dying after conventional medicines failed. His website is a free online resource for people who want to live longer, stronger and healthier. Meet Boro @ http://www.longevitystrategist.com