Weight Loss And Other Benefits Of Ginger Root
What is Ginger?
Ginger has been used for many years as an alternative medicine. The underground part of the stem; the root is what the spice is made from.
It has been known to help digestion, nausea, even the flu and the common cold, and is sometimes added to processed foods. It can be used fresh, powdered, dried, as juice or as an oil.
The flavour comes from its natural oils Gingerol. Gingerol is the main bio-active compound in Ginger and is what gives us most of the medicinal properties.
Uses for the root
Morning Sickness: If you are pregnant, talk to your Doctor before taking large amounts of Ginger. While it is very effective for relieving morning sickness, some believe that taking large amounts can raise the risk of miscarriages.
Migraine Headaches: Drinking 2 tbsp of Ginger juice with honey, can help relieve migraines.
Toothaches: Keep a small piece of Ginger between your cheek and tooth. The Ginger juice should help get rid of the tooth pain.
Back Pain Reliever: Ginger can be a very good pain reliever. Mix a spoonful of Ginger juice with Olive oil and massage over your skin and back. Leave on until morning and your back pain should be gone.
Weight Loss: Ginger helps with weight loss. It improves the digestive functions but also has a thermogenic effect that activates the metabolism, making it a fat and calorie burner. Combining it together with lemon and you have one powerful fat burner.
Lemon alone is full of Vitamin C which makes it a very effective antioxidant, it promotes waste elimination and detoxifies the body. Start trying to incorporate Ginger and Lemon into your recipes and watch the weight start falling off.
Some Recipe Ideas
Tea: Steep a small slice of Ginger for about 5 minutes in 1 cup of boiling water (keep covered). Add the juice of 1 Lemon and drink. You should be drinking this every day before breakfast.
Lemonade: Prepare Lemonade as you normally would, except DO NOT USE refined sugar for sweetening. Add 1 tsp grated Ginger. Drink before breakfast.
Salad Dressing: Peel a handful of Ginger and mix together with the juice of 1 Lemon. Add to your favourite salad.
Ginger and Lemon combined also helps to purify your body and strengthen the immune system.
Drink fresh Ginger juice 2x a day. The chemical compounds can overall help lower blood cholesterol. Always check with your Doctor first.
Help clear skin blemishes by applying a small amount of Ginger Juice on the affected area for about 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water and let dry.
Some Recipe Suggestions
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