Tea Tuesday: Ginger

ginger stomach

One of my favorite vegetables (I only thought of it as a herb) to use in the kitchen is ginger. This spicy Asiatic vegetable, which is used more as an herb, is a must have in my kitchen. Ginger is versatile not only due to it’s health benefits, but also because you can throw it in about anything and get a unique flavor. If you want to add flavor to your food, sauces, or to your juices, then ginger is a must have in the cabinet.

One of the things I tell people to help them build up their immune systems and to counteract any issues within their bodies, is to know how the body and its organs look. If you have an understanding of the body and how it operates, then you’ll have an understanding of what foods to eat because some foods resemble the organ it’s good for (which is why I have a picture of a stomach and ginger if you’re wondering 😀).

Ginger is good for your digestive system and is considered a super-food. Ginger relieves nausea, stress, and menstrual discomforts. It improves stomach performance, blood circulation, and strengthens the immune system. Ginger is also known to reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar levels, and lower cholesterol. “A cup of ginger tea a day, will keep the stress away.”

If you are like you may believe in Ayurveda and that food can help in aiding the body. It seems like we jump to these pharmaceuticals so quickly that we forget about Mother Nature’s essentials. For more information on what ginger can do for your health, click here.