Got to Love Ginger

Got to Love Ginger

It seems everyone I know has/had the flu or some other dreaded virus. One of the best ways to boost immunity and stay well is to incorporate ginger into your diet. It adds a wonderful taste and aroma to foods and is a delicious tea.

Research shows the use of ginger dating back at least 2000 years. Studies promote ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties, ability to reduce muscle and joint pains, reduction in severity of migraines, and ability to heal digestive issues. Ginger is also a great immunity booster and a must to have on hand during cold and flu season.

Ginger breaks down the accumulation of toxins in organs, particularly the lungs and sinuses and it cleanses the lymphatic system. By doing this, ginger helps prevent the accumulation of toxins that make you susceptible to infections, especially in the respiratory system. Ginger balances the immune system and restores it to proper function, all at the same time protecting and pumping up your immune system.

Besides cooking with ginger often, I like to make ginger tea. Ginger stores well in the freezer or refrigerator so I always have it stocked in my kitchen. To make the tea:

  • Take a hand of fresh ginger and peel it.

  • Chop it into small pieces and place into a pot and cover with water.

  • Bring pot to a strong boil and then lower heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.Watch as the water changes color.You will know the tea is ready.

Some people new to ginger find it has a spicy taste. I find the taste comforting and the smell of ginger intoxicating.

What are some ways you incorporate ginger into your dairy free life? What methods do you use for staying healthy, especially in the winter? Share some ideas in our comment section.

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Foodie who is allergic to milk and lamb and eats vegan and gluten free. I’m a life long fitness enthusiast , runner, dancer and passionate about talking food, nutrition, health and exercise. I am a lover of cats big and small, and call Disney World my 2nd home.