How often do you use ginger in your meals? Once in a while or regularly? Ginger is a very versatile super-food with numerous health benefits that it will be a shame if you use it just once in a while.
If you're not using ginger spice, then I'm sorry! You're missing out.
Treating nausea and muscle pain are just a few of these health benefits. What really makes ginger really special is that it can be added to just any meal of the day. So, there’s no reason for you not to be using it more often.
Here are 7 ways you can use ginger to spice up your meals and improve your health.
1. Add ginger juice to your smoothies or protein shake
Ginger juice has many health benefits. Some of these include fighting bacteria, boosting your metabolism, relieving pain, treating of menstrual cramps and soreness induced by exercise.
Though you can drink the ginger juice directly, you can also add it to your smoothie or post-workout protein shake if the juice is just too strong for you.
2. Spice up your morning coffee
Coffee is very rich in antioxidants, in fact it’s one of the biggest source of antioxidants you’re ever going to find. Combine it with ginger, then you create one powerful duo of free radical fighters.
3. Spread ginger jam on your biscuits
If not, then you should definitely give it a try. You can buy it or you can make one yourself.
4. Drink some ginger tea
There are so many ways to calm an upset stomach or nausea, but one of the best ways is to drink tea.
Not just any tea, ginger tea. It’s also great for warming up in cold winters.
You can buy ginger tea online or you can make it yourself at home by simply grating gingerroot and allowing it to seep in boiling water for up to 10 minutes. Add some sugar to taste.
5. Spice up your granola bowl
If you eat fiber-rich granola as breakfast, then you should try to spice it up with ginger. You can do this by grating 1 inche of ginger, mixing it with honey or melted coconut oil and then drizzle it over your bowl of granola to spice it up.
Apart from being delicious, it also very good for your well-being as it provides a host of anti-inflammatory benefits for the body.
6. Try Ginger syrup
Instead of your normal maple syrup, you can try the ginger syrup produce by the Ginger people which has only two ingredients in it.
Or you can make your own ginger syrup by simply boiling 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and ¼ pound peels and thinly sliced ginger together for 30 minutes straining off the mixture using a strainer.
The ginger syrup is really delicious combined with oatmeals, waffles, baked goods, pancakes and even beverages.
7. Include Ginger In Your Breakfast Pastries
Of course, there are many baked goods out there where ginger is included, such as ginger bread, ginger pies and ginger spiked cakes. But it doesn't have to end there. You can include ginger in your breakfast pastries as well, to continue enjoying the health benefits of this amazing spice.
A good ginger breakfast recipe you can try is this lemon ginger pre-workout breakfast cookie.
Ginger has numerous health benefits and it’s very easy to combine with any food. Hence, there’s no reason why you should not start using ginger to spice up your meals today.