The myriad wonders of ginger
the myriad wonders of ginger

The myriad wonders of ginger

It's no coincidence that they say ginger tea is a real miracle cure for colds and sore throats...

Ginger is one of the most characteristic and classic winter spice, which is a far tastier spice than it seems at first.

It's no coincidence that they say ginger tea is a real miracle cure for colds and sore throats: the reason for this is its anti-inflammatory nature. Naturally, I'm not talking about store-bought, ground ginger, even though that will do if that's all you have at hand.

Fresh ginger is now available in most grocery stores and it couldn't be easier to use it: grate a finger-size piece, douse in hot water and let it cool off before adding a hint of lemon and some sweetener before drinking it while it's still hot! You'll feel the potent beverage pervade your entire being and warm you up, supporting your immune system and reinforcing your body in this cold season.

Ginger is also a great travel companion: if you're prone to getting sick during long bus trips, ginger is a great choice, since according to some research, it relieves nausea and comforts the stomach. Ginger quickly dries up at room temperature, so it's best kept in the fridge - just make sure you store it in a sealed foil or paper bag.

Apart from cinnamon, ginger is the other spice which is a great help in burning fat.

It has a heating effect and its spicy substances contribute to stimulating metabolism and detoxification whilst playing a major role in weight loss. If you've overate, it also helps if you have a piece of ginger at home: it can help eliminate bloating and it also activates heat receptors of the mucous membranes of the stomach, thus enhancing intestinal functions.

For me, the best way to use ginger is by brewing some tea. Here are the ingredients:

1 tbsp of grated ginger
500 ml of water
100 ml of coconut milk
1 drop of sweetener
1 tbsp of turmeric
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
pinch of black pepper

Boil the water, add the turmeric and ginger, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Mix the cinnamon and pepper with the sweetener and blend with the hot ginger tea and then mix thoroughly. Finally, add the lukewarm coconut milk and savor the beverage, sipping it slowly.

True refreshment for body and soul!

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