Why to include this healing superfood into your diet
A lot of us may have heard the term "superfood" before, but what really makes a food "super"?
Some foods, such as ginger, have incredibly helpful and healing properties that, when eaten on a regular basis, have the potential to make a difference in your health and wellbeing.
Today we're going to learn a bit more about my favorite superfood: ginger!
Let's start by looking at some of the many benefits of ginger:
Ginger is said to help with:
- Headaches and migraines
- Period cramps
- Blood sugar levels
- Weight loss
- Cholesterol levels
- Brain function
Ginger is a root that is typically grown in the spring/summer time and then harvested in the winter. It has a very distinct flavor, and is can be used in a variety of dishes- such as refreshing and cooling juices or warming and comforting soups! Ginger root is typically found in the produce section at grocery stores, and it is a great low waste food as it is usually sold without any packaging! To limit even more waste, consider grating your ginger with a spoon instead of peeling it with a knife- this allows for more of the peel (and less of the actual ginger) to be removed.
Ways to include ginger in your diet:
Ginger can be used in a variety of ways, such as in:
- A cup of tea
- A juice
- A smoothie
- A stir fry or noodle bowl sauce
So as you can see, there are many reasons as to why you may want to consider including ginger into your diet- and many ways to do so!
For more evidence based & up to date information on the benefits of ginger:
My favorite recipes that use ginger: