A Natural and Dynamic Pain Combating Duo – Turmeric & Ginger
Sticking to a healthy diet is the easiest way to keep your body fit and fine. There are plenty of spices and ingredients which are available in the kitchen to season the food.
And Turmeric & Ginger are one of them which not only work well to spice up the dishes but offer a profusion of health benefits, too.
What Is The Composition Of Ginger And Turmeric?
Both turmeric and ginger are rhizomes or root stalks, which are not limited to any specific region or country but used around the world not solely for seasonings purpose as they are natural super food blend spices but also used as the herbal medicines in a traditional way.
The medicinal composition of ginger is phytochemical also known as shogoal and gingerols. And turmeric carries an active compound i.e. Curcumin, known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant feature, which promotes the healing. As herbal or natural remedies, both help to cater to many health problems such as pains, inflammation, for weight loss, etc.
What Are The Benefits Of Turmeric?
Turmeric carries a powerful anti-inflammatory compound. We all know inflammation is necessary for the healthy body as it helps our immune system to fight off harmful germs but having too much inflammation in the body increases the risk of getting chronic diseases such as acid reflux, diabetes, cancer, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-operative inflammation, stomach ulcers, and irritable bowel syndrome etc.
In such a scenario Turmeric helps to fight inflammation and get the healing done in a natural way. Some of the studies also reported that Turmeric provides cognitive benefits too by protecting brain health.
What Are The Benefits Of Ginger?
If you have ever been caught by a cough & cold or flu, then it’s not possible that you would have not taken the ginger ale or ginger tea to soothe your throat as well as the stomach.
We all know little benefits of ginger as a herbal remedy i.e. it has anti-nausea properties which help to relieve morning sickness, motion sickness, upset stomach, general nausea, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and post-surgical nausea.
Ginger also used to treat and prevent the H-pylori bacteria growth which is responsible for ulcers and gastric infections.
Cooking With Ginger And Turmeric:
As we said earlier, ginger and turmeric are those herbal spices which are found in every kitchen and are very easy to include in the diet. No matter what food you cook or eat, they get blend well to provide a sparkling flavor as a spice or as a seasoning. Let’s look into some interesting ways by which we can include them into our healthy diet:
Taking Ginger into the diet:
You can use ginger powder to make herbal tea.
You can use finely chopped and crystallized ginger to fruit salads, nut-and-fruit mixtures, and cereals or else can eat as is.
Use powdered ginger or freshly chopped in curries, for marinades meat, stir-fries.
You can use ginger juice or powder to tomato soup or juice, hot or iced tea, and lemonade.
Add fresh, peeled, chopped, or ginger powder to vegetable and fruit smoothies & shakes.
Taking Turmeric into the diet:
Can be used as a seasoning combining it with other spices such as cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, cumin, garlic, and vinegar to a vegetable broth for a soup or to the plain chicken.
You can use it along with ginger in hot water, honey, and milk for making a comforting tea.
You can make a turmeric drink, like mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and one-fourth teaspoon of turmeric powder, mix it in 1 cup of warm water.
Turmeric can also use in curries, scrambled eggs, coleslaw, rice, and to marinades meat.
No doubt a natural remedy has or leaves the longer effect on our body and ensures there should not be any side effects. A little effort towards converting our diet into a healthy diet by using natural super food blends can help all in the longer run.