Thursday, March 02, 2023 by Olivia Cook
Ginger, the unassuming beige root, is cholesterol-free, fat-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, sodium-free and sugar-free.
It has been proven to ease chronic pain, inflammation and muscle cramps; improve metabolic function; lower blood sugar and cholesterol; and treat digestive problems, morning sickness, motion sickness, nausea and a lot more. (Related: 7 reasons to eat more ginger.)
Reap the benefits of this versatile superfood with these flavorful, good-for-you recipes. (h/t to Rasa Malaysia.com)
Combine all ingredients and let sit and ferment for 24 hours to provide an amazing probiotic-enriched soda alternative.
Kefir is a type of fermented dairy product that can be purchased or made at home using cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk; non-dairy milk, such as coconut or oat milk; and juice or water. Some scientific evidence suggests that kefir may help with controlling blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, boosting digestive health and killing pathogens.
Halibut, like most fish, is a high-quality source of protein and selenium – a powerful antioxidant that helps your body repair damaged cells and aids in decreasing inflammation. Halibut’s power-backed nutrients include omega-3 fatty acids, niacin and magnesium, which help fight heart disease.
Ginger root makes a wonderful syrup, with a punchy flavor that works really well in cocktails, smoothies and even soft drinks to enhance their flavor.
Simply boil equal amounts of sugar and water. Add some freshly grated ginger and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes before straining.
Your ginger syrup will keep up to two weeks in the refrigerator. (Related: Natural sweeteners: Healthier alternatives to sugar and artificial sweeteners.)
Pickled ginger is the perfect side dish for sushi. Like many pickled vegetables, pickled ginger is a low pH food that is high in good microbes, particularly lactobacillus bacteria, which is recognized as a primary probiotic. Ginger microbes can boost gut microbiota that can prevent disease, boost immune defense and improve your overall gut health.
Pickled ginger will keep in the refrigerator for up to six months. If kept in a cool, dark place like your pantry, pickled ginger should keep indefinitely like other pickled foods.
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Watch the following video to learn other uses for ginger.
This video is from the Non-Toxic Home channel on Brighteon.com.
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