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Ginger: The Benefits of & How to Use
Ginger can be used in tons of ways.
Ginger is one of the foods that can give you a health punch because it is so full of healthy benefits for your body (and mind).
Fresh ginger is best, so it is a good idea to keep some around (see below for storage tips).
I often use ginger in this tea whenever I have a cold.
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The Health Benefits of Ginger
- Stimulates Digestion
- Naturally Freshens Breath
- Relieves Nausea, Including Dizzyness from Motion Sickness
- Helps Lower Cholesterol
- Relieves Gas and Bloating
- Soothes Common Cold Symptoms, Including Respiratory Infections
- Eases Menstrual Cramps
- Relieves Headaces
- Helps Stop Diarrhea
- Believed to Have Anti-Cancer Properties
& Storing Ginger
When Storing Ginger:
Peel it & freeze it. I used to have to throw my fresh ginger out because it never stayed good long enough. Then, I stumbled upon this tip: Peel all of the ginger right when you get home. Wrap it in plastic and freeze until you are ready to use. Not only does it retain most of its freshness, but it is much easier to slice and grate when it is frozen.
Helpful Tips for Buying, Using,
When Buying Fresh Ginger:
Try to find ginger that is firm and has smooth skin. Try to avoid ginger with wrinkled skin, soft spots, or any mold.
When Using Ginger:
Ginger is most beneficial when grated or pressed in a garlic press. You can also slice it. I like to use a citrus zester to grate my ginger.