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Healthy Living: Ginger

I’ve always loved ginger: ginger cookies, ginger bread, ginger cake…oh wait, we’re not talking about sweets here.

But truth be told, ginger in almost any form has healthy properties, just don’t blanket them with sugar and other “treat-like” ingredients.

Ginger is well known as a digestive aide. It reduces nausea, stomach pain and diarrhea. It also eases morning sickness and travel sickness. (I went on a cruise once and sucked on ginger root to alleviate the spins that accompanied pulling away from port). Steeping ginger in hot tea is another delicious home remedy or healthy replacement to your morning coffee.

Ginger also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, from halting migraines to alleviating arthritis. That’s enough of an endorsement for me to keep fresh ginger in the house at all times because I suffer from crippling migraines.

Research has begun to suggest that ginger can eliminate cancerous ovarian cells. While more research is needed, wouldn’t that be great?

Like I said, I LOVE ginger, but I will definitely be using it much more for its health benefits now!

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