Ginger

The Many Benefits of Ginger

…improvement with the usual drug therapy were given ginger, either raw, cooked or in dried supplement form. In every patient, the benefits of ginger were obvious: Significant relief in pain, mobility, and swelling all were noted. You may include fresh ginger in your diet or take it as a nutritional…

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Curcumin: The Spice of Life and Health

…secret? It just might be curcumin. Curcumin comes from turmeric (Curcuma longa), the spice that gives curry its deep yellow color. A member of the ginger family, turmeric is ubiquitous in India, where the majority of the world’s supply is produced and consumed. It has long been used for its…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…systolic blood pressure. * Ginger for Nausea: For a natural nausea cure, try ginger—it eases queasiness caused by everything from stomach flu and seasickness to morning sickness and chemotherapy. To make ginger tea, simply slice a two-inch piece of fresh ginger, add to four cups of water,…

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Healthy Travel Tips

…motion sickness with ginger. Ginger has long been touted as a home remedy for nausea, and in recent years its effectiveness against motion sickness has been well documented. To avoid motion sickness, try eating a 1/4 inch slice of ginger, or taking 1,000 mg of standardized ginger extract three or…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…is a problem (by land or by sea), consider giving ginger a try. To avoid motion sickness, eat a quarter-inch slice of ginger, or take 1,000 mg of standardized ginger extract three or four hours before travel. Don’t like ginger? Researchers have found that eating a light, protein-packed…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Vegetable-Tofu Shish Kebabs

…low-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon rice wine 1 tablespoon xylitol ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 14 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained, blotted with paper towels, and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large onion, cut…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…and sliced broccoli. Cook until shrimp is heated and vegetables are soft. Add 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, and ginger to taste. Garnish with sliced green onions if desired. Serves 2. Need even more healthy, easy dinner ideas? Visit my free online recipe center. You…

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3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

…other natural, unprocessed foods. Phytonutrient-rich dark chocolate and berries, especially blueberries, and spices such as turmeric (curcumin) and ginger are also recommended. * Exercise. When you’re feeling down, the last thing you may feel like doing is getting out and taking a walk. Do it…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…great way to calm down and unwind. Mint tea can help ease gas pains and bloating. Cinnamon and hibiscus tea effectively lower blood pressure. And ginger tea is an excellent remedy for an upset stomach or nausea. Bottom line: Tea—regular and herbal—is delicious hot or iced, making it a…

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The Benefits of Zinc: Essential for Optimal Health

…been linked with anosmia. How to Reap the Benefits of Zinc The best food source of zinc, by far, is oysters. Other good sources are pumpkin seeds, ginger root, nuts, and whole grains. For general health, I suggest that everyone take a minimum of 30 mg of zinc daily, balanced with 2 mg of copper.…

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