Monday, August 30, 2010

I {Heart} Ginger.


I could go on and on about the terrific benefits of ginger. I love it! I am not a stranger to tummy issues. Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I now follow a very strict gluten-free diet but, there are still times where I find myself accidentally eating something that had gluten in it. This is not fun...at all. Let me just tell you, when this happens, I am down for the count.
One thing that helps to soothe my tummy is fresh ginger tea. Not only is it good for your digestive system but, it is great for soothing sore throats or when you have a cold. It also does great things for your immunity.
Here's how to make your ginger tea...
1- 2 inch piece of fresh ginger root
4 cups of water

Peel your ginger and slice it in 1/2 inch slices. Boil the water in a pan. Add the slices of ginger, cover the pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the liquid, and that's it!
Add honey or lemon if you'd like, or add both!

You can also save the leftovers in a container in the fridge and reheat when you want.
Another tip is that you can save the slices of ginger for up to 3 more uses before they lose their flavor. Less waste is always a good thing!

Enjoy!


*recipe courtesy of ehow.
*photo from google images



2 comments:

The Mama said...
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The Mama said...

My mother in law swears by "ginger tea" as she calls it. Thanks for all your wonderful information. Stay well!