Upset stomach, indigestion? Yup, these are things, so many of us suffer with on a day-to-day basis. Chronic stress alone may be a big reason why our stomach may be in knots by the end of the day, not to mention other factors like inflammatory foods.
But here’s the thing-diet plays such an integral role in gut health. Not to mention, diet is one thing that you absolutely can control. What you put in your body has a direct impact on your overall health and how well your digestive system functions.
Read on to learn why ginger is basically nature’s Pepto Bismol (but oh so much better tasting)
Ginger for Gut Health
Have you ever had an upset stomach and sipped on a mug of ginger tea and instantly felt better? When it comes to supporting gut health, ginger has been shown to offer impressive benefits. Oh, and we can’t forget about its anti-inflammatory properties too.
How to Eat Ginger
Ok, so we get it — ginger comes with some impressive benefits — but how exactly do you eat it?
Ginger can be enjoyed quite a few ways including.
- Added to a fresh juice
- Blended into a smoothie
- Added to stir-fry’s
- Powdered ginger can easily be added to many recipes (even sweet treats like muffins)
- Enjoyed as a tea
3 Gut-Boosting Recipes
To help you get started, we are sharing our top three favorite ways to add ginger to your diet.
#1 Ginger Tea
One of the easiest ways to get some into your diet is to make a tea. You can find ginger tea at your local health food store. Alternatively, steep a small piece of fresh ginger in a cup of hot water, strain, and then add some freshly squeezed lemon juice and a drizzle of raw honey for added sweetness.
#2 Ginger Pear Smoothie
This recipe is super easy to whip up and is a great refreshing way to get ginger into your diet. Try making a ginger pear smoothie with almond or coconut milk, freshly sliced pear, a frozen banana, and a sprinkle of ground ginger. Blend and sweeten with raw honey or pure maple syrup.
#3 Ginger Juice
If your digestion is feeling a bit sluggish, and you need a little bit of a boost, then this recipe will hit the spot. Try making fresh juice by running some apples, lemon, and fresh ginger through a juicer. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for added heat if desired.
Ginger holds so many amazing health properties and makes the perfect addition to a healthy diet. The better you support your digestion, the better you feel. So, go out and pick up some fresh and ground ginger, and get experimenting in the kitchen. Your recipes will have an added flavor boost full of ginger’s amazing gut-supporting properties. Total win.