A few years ago I went to whole foods and ordered a green juice. The nice lady who was taking care of me said “I just juiced ginger, so you might taste it in your juice, do you mind?”
I had never really tried ginger extract, so I asked for a taste before saying yes. I didn’t know what I was into, clearly! I gulped the thing down and my whole body started BURNING UP. My throat, my mouth, my head felt hot. I ran to the section where they sell nuts and seeds in bulk and stuffed down a bunch of those delicious sesame seed sticks, looking to ease the pain. I, naturally, avoided the juice stand that day.
Little would I have known that a few years later (that is, today), I would be drinking ginger shots regularly and actually enjoying them, now that I know how good it is for my body.
BENEFITS of GINGER
- Improves absorption of nutrients into the body
- Aids digestion
- Reduces nausea
- Is a great anti-inflammatory
- May help prevent/fight some types of cancer
- Boosts the immune system
It’s a strong little herb, that one.
I drink a ginger + lemon shot quite often – by itself or in my green juice, especially when the seasons are changing and I want to boost my immune system, or when I feel the flu coming at me. I try to stay away from medicines, so I’d rather do a few of these – it really helps.
Just juice the ginger and add the juice of a lemon — it’s that easy!