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Root for Aging Less

Want to slow down the aging process? Then you will want to get your hands on the root that reduces inflammation and oxidation.

If you come to my kitchen you will always see a bowl of fresh ginger root sitting out.

Several years ago I read that ginger was anti viral, anti toxic, and had anti fungal properties and was great for preventing colds and flu. On top of that it minimizes inflammation and oxidation, key for slowing down the aging process.

Could it really be that simple to prevent colds and flu and slow down the aging process. My experience has been yes! And it’s easy.

I started adding fresh ginger to my smoothies. I peel an inch or two and throw it in to the blender with frozen fruit, coconut water and blend. Ginger gives it a little spicy kick, which I love. I also add it to my green tea. I peel 2 “ of ginger, slice it, let it steep for 5 minutes, spoon it out and add a touch of raw honey. Just so you know I am sipping some as I type.

Where can you get fresh ginger root? Most grocery stores carry it. You can also check with your local farmers market or if you have an Asian market in your town they will definitely carry it. You can also order from www.mountainroseherbs.com

There are even more reasons to keep ginger on hand.

Got Allergies? Ginger acts as a natural antihistamine and aids in the treatment of allergies.

Got menstrual cramps? Here’s something you probably didn’t know. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that ginger was as effective as ibuprofen for relieving painful periods.

Got motion sickness? Try a piece of crystallized or pickled ginger. According to Brigham Young University research, ginger works better than dimenhydrinate, (the active ingredient in over-the-counter-motion-sickness meds) at preventing and treating motion sickness.

Got morning sickness? Ginger can help with morning sickness . Pregnant women must use in moderation or it could cause uterine contractions. ¾ teaspoons 3 x a day is the recommended amount.

Got indigestion? Ginger contains special enyzmes for catalyzing the proteins in your food, which help aid in the digestion of your food. The ancient Greeks used to eat ginger after a large meal to help with digestion.

Got sore muscles? Ginger has anti inflammatory properties. The chemical components of the root are instrumental in inhibiting the biosynthesis of prostaglandins which cause inflammation. Ginger can also be used to treat arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

Got high cholesterol? Ginger has proven to help lower cholesterol levels and prevent the formation of blood clots.

Now you know why I always have ginger on hand.

I often wonder how we got so far away from what Hippocrates knew so long ago….”Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”.

I would add to that, “let thy food help you become the ageless beauty you were born to be”.