As we know free radicals are bad for our health
and we need to maintain a diet that helps to fight them. One of the
best things you can do is eat a plant based diet of fruits and
vegetables. There are many research studies that have found ginger to
be great for your health. Even the Romans kept ginger in their diets
since is can help relieve dozens of conditions. Many people now know
how important it is to keep some ginger at home. There is plenty of
evidence from scientific research that ginger can relieve and help
with migraines, arthritis, motion sickness and upset tummies.
Motion sickness is not fun as everyone knows who flies or rides in a
boat when the water is rough and rolling. As is turns out research has
shown that ginger is one of the best remedies for motion sickness you
can buy. It helps to reduce nausea and dizziness better then drugs. In
a study with sea sick sailors ginger pills reduced nausea and vomiting
for 4 hours. Doctors are not sure why ginger suppresses a upset
stomach. They think it blocks the body's vomiting reflex. You should
take it an half hour before travel in fresh or powered form. You can
also cut a few slices and add it to boiling water to make a ginger tea
to relieve an upset stomach.
Some experts think that ginger may ease the pain of arthritis and help
with migraine headaches by blocking the formation causing
prostaglandis that cause pain and swelling. They say put a tea spoon
of powered ginger in hot water to make ginger tea. If you feel a
headache coming on you can try one third teaspoon of powdered ginger
or fresh according to research. The gingerol in ginger has a chemical
structure similar to aspirin. Ginger was also used by Native Americans
and the Chinese for hundreds of years.
Ginger can be purchased in many forms.
It come in fresh, dried , powered and can be bought in capsules. If
possible you should use fresh ginger if you can. It seems to have the
most healing compounds but all forms are good. If you are buying fresh
ginger avoid soft spots, mold, or dry wrinkled skin. To get the most
health benefits make sure to try and consume it has often as possible.
You can add it to your tea or on a salad.
Grating fresh ginger is the best way to
serve it. You can also use a garlic press to get the maximum amount of
juice from the root. You need to wrap it a refrigerate it and it will
last up to two weeks. If you freeze it it will last up to two months.
You need to peel away the skin with a peeler or sharp paring knife.
Try and cut or grate it as fine as possible to get the most healing
power from the juice. The best ginger is grown in Africa and India and
shipped to the U.S.