Looking for ways to fight the flu this season? Well, look no further! Let me introduce you to a flu-fighting food called ginger.
Ginger really is the miracle root. Not only does it help fight colds, but it also helps to build the immune system, absorption in the body, and reduce different types of inflammation. Ginger has been used by several cultures throughout the centuries. Although it was first used in Southeast Asia, it’s been traced for its medicinal purposes in India, China, and the Mediterranean. Ginger has been valued more than most spices throughout time due to its benefits and flavor, making it commonly traded all over the world! Don’t let the inexpensive price of ginger devalue the amazing health benefits it can give you. This little health hack is just as valuable now as it was generations ago.
Improve Blood Circulation
Ginger supports normal blood circulation, which helps to combat flu and cold symptoms because of the minerals found naturally within the root: magnesium, chromium, and zinc. It’s also been proven to reduce the risk of strokes by reducing fatty buildup in the arteries.
Reduce Flu and Cold Symptoms
Overall ginger helps reduce chills, fevers, cold sweats. All because of the increased blood flow. Ginger is a natural expectorant which helps to reduce phlegm in lungs. It naturally decreases mucus production and expands the lungs, leading to better respiration.
Improve Absorption of Essential Minerals
Absorption of essential minerals is improved as another benefit of ginger. Through the stimulation process of pancreatic and gastric enzyme secretion in the body, absorption is achieved.
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Relieve Upset Stomach
The improved absorption is why ginger helps to relieve stomachaches, nausea, and motion sickness. Ginger also aids the body in decreasing bacterial infections within the stomach.
Ginger root contains anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols and shaogals which can be helpful to get healthier skin. It has a similar painkiller effect as aspirin or ibuprofen. Ginger is also a great go-to what you have a sore throat because the anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the pain. It’s even shown to prevent the growth of colon and ovarian cancer cells.
If you’re wondering how to get some of this magic into your system, you can start with ginger snaps! Here is my favorite ginger snap recipe! It supplies both the properties of this miracle root and also the comforting aroma that homemade gingersnaps bring to your kitchen! These cookies not only fill your house with the smell of the holidays, but it also brings an extra protein punch to get you through the business of festivities!
However you get your ginger, make sure you are getting it this flu and cold season!
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