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Elite Health Tip- Ginger

Elite Health Tip- Ginger

Oct 15, 2018 | Health Tips

The chill is here! We are rolling right into fall and hopefully we will have a proper fall and not just slip into winter.  This means that we must boost are immune systems and think about foods and supplements to get us through the cold season.  This week we will talk about our friend and ally this winter– GINGER!!!

This creepy but cool looking root was recognized and prized by China for many years. It is a relative of turmeric root and cardamon.  It can be found in it’s root form, tea or you can find it in different supplement forms– powdered, capsules, or liquid tincture.  You can also find it as an essential oil.

Benefits of Ginger

  • Highly beneficial to fight fungus (like yeast/candida)
  • Helps relieve pain
  • Found to help minimize menstrual cramps
  • Used commonly to reduce inflammation in the body
  • Great to help reduce nausea, especially morning sickness during pregnancy.
  • Many studies suggest that it is beneficial in helping mitigate certain types of cancers like prostate, breast, and pancreas cancer.
  • Helps reduce and sooth stomach ulcers
  • Great for helping improve any digestive discomfort or dis-eases
  • Fantastic for relieving symptoms and reducing severity of colds
  • Helps sooth sore throats when drinking it in a tea or as liquid

These are just a few highlights of the many benefits that ginger can provide.  It can be even more powerful when you couple it with it’s relative turmeric.  By combing the two of them, you can help relieve your body of discomfort, pain or inflammation.  Both herbs are highly beneficial for the liver and the digestive track.  Try our ginger turmeric tea with CBD to help ALL of the above AND feel GOOD!

If you are feeling really cold this winter–make a cup of ginger tea and your body will warm up from the inside out! Keep the body warm and keep those bugs out!

Fun fact: Try rubbing ginger essential oil topically on your stomach with a carrier oil or lotion to help relieve bloating, menstrual cramps or stomach discomfort.  If you are feeling nauseous, simply smell the essential oil to help relieve symptoms.

As always, do what you feel is best for YOUR body– if you aren’t sure, ask your doctor.  We are health ENTHUSIASTS not licensed practitioners.

Elite Nutrition


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