Jan 2, 2013

As Told By Ginger

This Winter one of my major goals is to not get sick. I don't have the time for it and I'm entirely too dramatic to be under the weather. As simple as this goal may be, I still have to deal and interact with others who are feeling under the weather and risk catching whatever has stumbled into their system. Again, I don't have the time for it. One thing I've added to my daily regimen is adding ginger to my morning, afternoon and evening tea.

Ginger has a numerous amount of healthy benefits that include:

  • Soothing and easing menstrual cramps
  • Antibacterial thanks to the active compound Zingiber 
  • Destroy cells that cause the common cold and the flu
  • Also contains antioxidants that help boost and support the immune system
 I purchase my ginger at the grocery store or a farmer's market, so I assume finding some won't be hard. After cleaning it, I cut it off enough to add to my green tea, add a little honey and a splash of lemon and let it steep for about 3-5 minutes. It adds a nice spice to my tea, which I love, I reuse the chopped ginger in my cup about 2-3 times, adding more where I see necessary.

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