I’ve recently started drinking ginger tea. There are reportedly major health benefits to having a cup of ginger tea daily. Unfortunately, my local grocery store hasn’t been stocking ginger root, so I’ve been using ginger paste. The preparation is really simple. I add about one teaspoon (or more) of the paste to hot water, let is steep for three minutes and then strain it into a mug. I will add a little agave and lemon juice. I’ve never been a huge fan of ginger; however, I am really enjoying drinking it this way.
Some of the reported benefits include relieving nausea and benefiting digestion; cold and flu relief; reducing muscle pain; reducing inflammation; and reducing cholesterol. Ginger has nutritional values, including vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate, riboflavin, and niacin.
Since, as you know I have Fibromyalgia, I’m all about reducing my inflammation. However, I am looking forward to seeing how a consistent use of ginger helps my over-all health. Do you use ginger, and if so has it helped with any health issues you may have? Let me know in the comments below.