It’s quite small in size but the smell is pungent enough to fill the room in a matter of seconds. We’re talking about ginger. Ginger has been an integral part of the Asian culture, such as cuisine and medical practice. Incorporating ginger into your daily life can slowly change and improve your life.
Here are 5 ways to add ginger to your everyday life.
1. Lemon Ginger Tea
A classic favorite tea to make at home is lemon ginger tea. Ginger tea (without honey) is also a popular detox tea as well. Just 3 simple ingredients and you have a soul warming tea in your hands. You’ll need 2 slices of lemon, 3 slices of ginger and some honey. Put the slices of lemon and ginger into your cup and pour hot water into your cup. Use a spoon and mash the lemon a bit to allow the flavor to seep out then let it simmer for 3-5 minutes. When the water reaches drinking temperature, add honey to taste and there you have it! Try having it in the morning and evening for about 2 weeks to start feeling the improvement.
2. Ginger Essential Oil
Essential oil has been becoming increasingly popular so why not make use of ginger and turn it into essential oil. Ginger oil can be used in a variety of ways including as a massage to soothe muscle aches, improve the lymphatic circulation, reduce inflammation and ease nausea. Our favorite essential oil for ginger is no other than Jinjer. Just simply the name shows the dedication to the product ginger. This bottle comes prediluted with 2 carrier oils for convenience and new users of essential oils. The dropper bottle makes it easy for anyone to use at all times. There are various ways to enjoy essential oils.
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3. Soak Your Feet in Ginger Water
You heard that right, try to bathe in ginger water. When you take a dip in ginger water, it helps promote a deep sleep, improve blood circulation and release muscle tension. Simply boil some water and then bring down to a simmer. Add a couple of quarter-inch thick slices of ginger and let the water simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Then pour the water into a little bucket where you’ll soak your feet in. Soak for about 10 mins or until you start to sweat a little. Try this two to three times a week to start to feel the improvements.
4. Add it to Your Cooking
Cooking with ginger not only adds flavor to your dish but also turns heads your way when you cook! The next time you stir fry some beef, chicken, pork or even vegetables, add in a few slices of ginger and you’ll be able to taste the difference. Your friends will certainly be impressed and even compliment you on your culinary skills!
5. Add a Splash of Ginger Juice to Your Smoothie
You might be against it initially, but a small splash of ginger added to the smoothie has plenty of benefits that come with it. We’ll save all the explanations on all the health benefits of ginger. We’ve tried it ourselves and the hint of spiciness makes the smoothie more appetizing. If you’re hesitant, start off with a very small splash of ginger juice and add on more as you taste test it.
Here are our 5 ways to add ginger to your life every day that we think you could try. If you’ve tried any of these ways or have ways you incorporate ginger into your daily routine, we want to hear from you!