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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by Alina on 17th November 2014, 7:35 am

LuisaBradusca wrote:While reading this, I was looking also to my glass of water and thinking: I must drink a lot of this each day  wink1
Thank you for the info kiss1
kiss1 I always have my water close (when I am at work. At home is harder)

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by Alina on 17th November 2014, 7:45 am



This is an all-inclusive list, but some foods might not be right for your tastes, preferences or health goals. Remember that no single food can provide everything you need to be healthy. That's why it's important to choose a variety of super foods from each category to meet your daily nutrition needs.

Vegetables
 
Asparagus
Avocados
Beets
Bell peppers
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Collard greens
Crimini mushrooms
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Garlic
Green beans
Kale
Mustard greens
Onions
Peas
Portobello mushrooms
Potatoes
Rainbow chard
Romaine lettuce
Shiitake mushrooms
Spinach
Summer squash
Sweet potatoes
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Turnip greens
Winter squash
Yams








Calcium-Rich Foods
 
Almond milk
Cheese, low fat
Cottage cheese, low fat
Milk, skim or 1%
Orange juice with calcium
Rice milk
Soy milk
Yogurt with active cultures, low fat
Fruits
 
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Black olives
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Cranberries
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Honeydew melon
Kiwifruit
Lemons
Limes
Nectarines
Oranges
Papaya
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Prunes
Raisins
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon

Grains
 
Amaranth
Arborio rice
Barley
Brown rice
Buckwheat
Bulgur
Corn
Jasmine rice
Millet
Oats
Quinoa
Rye
Spelt
Triticale
Wheat berries
Whole grain breads, cereal, pasta
Whole wheat breads, cereal, pasta
Wild Rice
Proteins
 
Almonds
Beef, lean
Black beans
Cashews
Chicken, skinless
Chickpeas
Egg whites
Eggs
Fish, unbreaded
Flaxseed
Garbanzo beans
Hemp seeds
Hummus
Kidney beans
Lima beans
Lentils
Miso
Navy beans
Nuts
Peanut butter, natural
Peanuts
Pinto beans
Pork, lean
Pumpkin seeds
Salmon, canned or fresh
Seafood, unbreaded
Sesame seeds
Soybeans
Sunflower seeds
Tahini
Tempeh
Tofu
Tuna, canned or fresh
Turkey, skinless
Veggie burgers
Walnuts
Wild game, skinless







Miscellaneous
 
Canola oil
Dark chocolate
Green tea
Olive oil

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by LuisaBradusca on 17th November 2014, 2:45 pm

Health benefits of chestnut



  • Chestnuts, unlike other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories; contain less fat but are rich in minerals, vitamins and phyto-nutrients that benefit health.
  • Chestnuts chiefly made of starch in contrast to other seeds and nuts, which are high in calorie, protein, and fat. Chestnuts nutrition composition is almost similar to that of other staple starch foods such as sweet potato, sweet corn, potatoes, plantain, etc., Nevertheless; they are still good sources of minerals, vitamins and some good-quality protein.
  • They are a good source of dietary fiber; provide 8.1 g (about 21% of RDI) per 100 g. Fiber diet helps lower blood cholesterol levels by limiting excess cholesterol absorption in the intestines.
  • Chestnuts stand out from other edible nuts for their distinctive nutrition profile. They are exceptionally rich in vitamin-C. 100 g nuts provide 43 mg of vitamin C (72 % of DRI). Vitamin C is required for matrix formation in teeth, bones and blood vessels. Being a strong anti-oxidant, it offers protection from harmful free radicals.
  • Again, as in green-leafy vegetables, chestnuts are rich in folates, which is quite a rare but unique feature for nuts and seeds. 100 g nuts provide 62 µg of folates (or 15.5%). Folic acid is required for the formation of red blood cells, DNA synthesis. Adequate consumption of food rich in folates during the peri-conception period helps prevent neural tube defects in the fetus.
  • Like true nuts, they too are rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty like oleic acid (18:1) and palmitoleic acids (16:1). Studies suggest that monounsaturated fats (MUFs) in the diet help lower total as well as LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels within the blood. Mediterranean diet which is rich in dietary-fiber, MUFs, omega fatty acids and antioxidants help prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
  • The nuts are an excellent source of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc, besides providing a very good amount of potassium (518 mg / 100 g). Potassium helps counter hypertensive action of sodium, lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Iron helps prevent microcytic-anemia. Magnesium and phosphorus are important components of bone metabolism.
  • Further, they are also rich in many important B-complex groups of vitamins. 100 g of nuts provide 11% of niacin, 29% of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), 100% of thiamin, and 12% of riboflavin.
  • Chestnuts, like hazelnuts and almonds, etc., are free in gluten. And for the same reason, they are one of the popular ingredients in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas for gluten-sensitive, wheat allergy, and celiac disease patients.
  • Chinese chestnuts (C. mollissima) are good in vitamin A; provide 202 IU per 100 g.

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by Alina on 17th November 2014, 7:37 pm

ohhhh, I love chestnuts, especially in the Christmas Markets Very Happy and Christmas is close bounce

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by LuisaBradusca on 18th November 2014, 12:37 pm

Alina wrote:ohhhh, I love chestnuts, especially in the Christmas Markets Very Happy and Christmas is close bounce
I also bought on saturday some chestnuts Very Happy
These days I am going to cook them Smile

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by LuisaBradusca on 18th November 2014, 12:39 pm

5 Hidden Health Benefits of Spicy Foods

1. Weight Loss: For one, the extra kick of hot sauce or a chopped jalapeno can make even the most bland diet food more palatable, causing you to be more likely to stick with your weight loss plan. In addition, they may jack up your metabolism. Studies show that the main compound in chilies, called capsaicin, has a thermogenic effect and may cause the body to burn bonus calories for 20 minutes post chow-down.

2. Heart Health: Studies show that cultures that eat the most spicy food have much lower incidence of heart attack and stroke. Potential reasons: Chili peppers can reduce the damaging effects of LDL (bad cholesterol) and capsaicin may fight inflammation, which has been flagged as a risk factor for heart issues.

3. Cancer Prevention: According to the American Association for Cancer Research, capsaicin has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. One particular spice, turmeric, found in curry powder and some mustards, may slow the spread of cancer and growth of tumors. "It has the same effects on the body as certain cancer drugs do." says Gregory A. Plotnikoff, M.D., senior consultant for health care innovation at Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota. Pair it with black pepper to absorb 2,000 percent more turmeric. Fantastic on roasted veggies or kebabs, or in soups.

4. Lower Blood Pressure: Vitamins A and C strengthen the heart muscle walls, and the heat of the pepper increases blood flow throughout your body. All of this equals a stronger cardiovascular system.


5. Fewer Blow-Your-Top Moments: Spicy foods boost production of feel-good hormones, such as serotonin. So they may help ease depression and stress.

Not a fan of crazy-spicy food? You can still get the health benefits by adding spices with a more tolerable zing to your dishes. We love sliced ginger in a cup of tea, shrimp coated in cumin and coriander then sauteed in a skillet, adding red pepper flakes to stir-fry or whipping up a delish chicken curry.

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by Alina on 18th November 2014, 12:48 pm

wow, that's really nice! Unfortunately, I don't like spicy foods Laughing

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by Alina on 25th November 2014, 7:58 am

Walnuts contain twice as many antioxidants as peanuts, almonds, pecans, and pistachios.

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Post by Alina on 18th December 2014, 3:44 pm

1. Bananas, eggs, and peanut butter are all you need to make healthy, gluten-free pancakes.




2. Dates are a great way to naturally sweeten smoothies and shakes.

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3. Put fruit compote on pancakes or waffles instead of butter and syrup.

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4. Upgrade sandwiches by spreading them with avocado instead of mayo.

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5. Swap crispy baked zucchini for the usual fries.

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6. Snack on frozen grapes instead of candy or cookies.

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7. Cut the fat in dip way down by using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

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8. Use Greek or regular yogurt instead of mayo in tuna, chicken, and egg salad.

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Better in every way. Get a recipe for curried chicken salad here.[/size]

9. Sprinkle nutritional yeast on popcorn instead of cheese.

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10. Use potatoes or cashews (instead of cream) to make blended soups smooth and creamy.

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11. Make a healthy, low-carb pizza crust with cauliflower.

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12. Swap meat for whole grains (quinoa, bulgur, etc.) or mushrooms to make chili healthier.

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13. Use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs to make healthier meatballs and meatloaf.

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14. Peel zucchini into ribbons to make healthy veggie “spaghetti.”

Also great for gluten-free or paleo diets. A handy julienne peeler like this makes it easy. Get the recipe here.[/size]

15. You can thinly slice zucchini or eggplant to make pasta-free lasagna.

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You won’t miss ‘em, promise. Recipe here.[/size]

16. Cauliflower makes an amazing healthy alternative to rice.

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Finely chop the cauliflower in a food processor, then cook for a few minutes. You might never go back! Get the recipe here.[/size]

17. Spaghetti squash does a very convincing impression of almost any noodle.

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18. Bake crispy chicken with almonds instead of flour or breadcrumbs.

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19. Try using lettuce to wrap tacos instead of tortillas.

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Bibb or Boston lettuce works very nicely. Get the recipe for these black bean tacos with mango-avocado salsa here.[/size]

20. You can bake high-protein, gluten-free brownies with black bean puree instead of flour.

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21. Avocado is a great substitute for butter in baking.

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22. Applesauce can replace oil (and some sugar) to make healthier cakes.

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You can start by replacing half the fat with an equal volume of applesauce (instead of 1 cup oil, use ½ cup oil and ½ cup applesauce) and see how it works, then tweak the balance up or down next time. This works well for quick breads (muffins, banana bread, etc.) and cakes, but not for drier baked goods like cookies. Try a recipe for healthy devil’s food cake here.[/size]

23. Try using almond flour instead of wheat flour in baking recipes.


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It’s nutty and delicious and you get to skip the refined-flour energy spike. Almond flour is heavier, so you may want to start by replacing half of the regular flour in a recipe, or add a little extra leavening (eggs, baking powder, etc.) to help it rise. Get tips and a recipe for these blueberry muffins here.


24. Turn frozen bananas into magic, delicious soft-serve “ice cream.”

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Literally one ingredient, vegan, and seriously amazing. Just blitz in the food processor until it turns into creamy joy, and customize if you’re feeling adventurous (a little peanut butter, maybe). Recipe here.[/size]

25. Silken tofu makes amazing, creamy chocolate pudding that’s dairy-free and low-fat.


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Yep, yes, tofu. Mark Bittman’s recipe adds chile and cinnamon for a little Mexican kick.


26. Instead of drinking soda, add cucumber, lemon, or mint to seltzer.

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Post by LuisaBradusca on 27th January 2015, 11:04 am

Health benefits of Hazelnuts



  • Hazelnuts are very high in energy and loaded with numerous health-benefiting nutrients that are essential for optimum health. 100 g nuts carry 628 calories. They are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic as well as essential fatty acid, linoleic acid that helps lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good cholesterol. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is plentiful in monounsaturated fatty acids help to prevent coronary artery disease, and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
  • These nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals. Altogether, they help protect from diseases and cancers.
  • Hazels are exceptionally rich in folate, which is a unique feature for the nuts. 100 g fresh nuts carry 113 µg; that is, about 28% recommended daily intake of this vitamin. Folate is an important B-complex vitamin that helps prevent megaloblastic anemia, and most importantly, neural tube defects in the newborn. Good news for the expectant mothers!
  • Hazel nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 15 g per 100 g (providing 100% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
  • The nuts, like in almonds, are free from gluten, and therefore, safe alternative food sources that can be employed in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas for gluten-sensitive, wheat allergic, and celiac disease patients.
  • Besides being rich in folates, they are packed with many other important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6).
  • They are rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Copper and manganese are essential co-factors for anti-oxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron helps prevent microcytic-anemia. Magnesium and phosphorus are important components of bone metabolism.
  • Hazelnut oil has nutty aroma and has excellent astringent properties. It helps to keep skin well protected from dryness. The oil has also been used in cooking, and as “carrier or base oil” in traditional medicines in massage therapy, aromatherapy, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.

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Re: Tips: Eating healthy

Post by Alina on 27th January 2015, 11:17 am

I love hazelnuts! Very Happy They are so healthy too!

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Post by LuisaBradusca on 6th February 2015, 9:16 am

Proprieties and benefits of Laurel

   Laurel leaves contain volatile oil rich in oxides (cineol) and phenol, methyl, ethers (estragol, engenol), pectins, tannins, resins, a bitter substance (lactone), and essential oils. The herb has carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, detoxicating, and antiviral properties. It is also an efficient digestive stimulant.
 

Treatments

   As far as its medicinal qualities are concerned, laurel is a legendary herb. It is used in therapeutics, for treating anorexia, the flu and common cold, as well as illnesses concerning the nervous system, digestive problems, intestinal infections, inflammations of the mouth, chronic rheumatism, spasms, and stomach atony.

   Against sinusitis, laurel decocts or infusions are recommended. Owing to the high quantity of oil they contain, laurel leaves are recommended in various forms of flu because they can clean the sinuses and reduce the nasal secretion.

   Against hangovers, intoxications or poisoning, it is recommended to boil 20-30 laurel leaves in a cup of water and left to infuse for 20 minutes. The resulting infusion is drunk immediately and is an excellent antitoxic vomitory.

   For treating digestive problems, 1-2 laurel leaves are cooked with the meal or a 1-month treatment is followed consisting of chewing 3 laurel leaves a day on an empty stomach, one before each primary meal.

   Gum infections, hoarseness, and loss of voice can be treated through gargling with water containing 10 boiled laurel leaves.

   Flu or bronchitis are treated through macerating 4 laurel leaves and an orange peel in a liter of water. The resulting mixture is then consumed on an empty stomach. It reduces fever, eliminates headaches and energizes the body. Laurel fumigations are efficient not only for cold states but also for chasing away bugs.

   Laurel is known for its psychic spiritual effects. It wakens the mind and the senses, increases subtle perception offers a state of dynamism, expansion and can also put the mind in a state of detachment, clarity and measure.
 

Mixtures

Laurel infusion

Laurel infusion is made from 10 laurel leaves put in a cup of boiling water. After it cools down a bit it is digested 3 times a day against hoarseness.
 

Laurel tea

Laurel tea is made from 2 spoonfuls of finely cut laurel leaves which are boiled in 250ml water for about 10 minutes. It is then consumed in small amounts in the same day.
 

Macerated laurel

Macerated laurel is obtained from 4 laurel leaves and an orange peal macerated in 1 liter of water for 4 hours. The mixture is then consumed on an empty stomach in small amounts.

   Laurel is known to be a spice not only for classic types of foods, but also for the more modern ones, because it is a fragrant herb that gives a different taste to meals. It is particularly used in foods containing rice or vegetables. It can be added to soups or pickle jars. Laurel leaves are used in some desserts for their aroma; before consumption they are discarded. Because it has a bitter taste, laurel leaves must not be left in the cooked food for more than 10-20 minutes, as for pickle jars, only 1-2 leaves are left inside the jar.
 

Warning

   If it is used in large doses, laurel can cause nausea.

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Cornflakes Benefits

Health Benefits of Cornflakes

A study, carried out by the Purdue University, has shown corn flakes made from milled corn have various health benefits.  Some of them are listed below:
1. Apart from satisfying the taste buds of consumers, cornflake is also a good source of vitamins, minerals, folate, dietary fiber, as well as proteins, and carbohydrates.

2. A good source of folate.  Folate is found to be beneficial for the formation of new cells.  Folate is also helpful in preventing birth defects, colon cancer and heart diseases.

3. Corn flakes are very rich in thiamine.  Thiamine is good for carbohydrate metabolism, energy production and cognitive functions.

4. Even though corn flakes are not rich in fiber, it can easily be taken care of by adding fresh fruits and nuts to your bowl of corn flakes.  Fiber helps to reduce cholesterol, constipation and the risk of colon cancer.

5. Very low in saturated fat and a gives you a good satiety.

6. It has no cholesterol.  Low cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.

7. Corn flakes have a very high iron content.  Iron is a main component of hemoglobin.  A high iron diet is needed to maintain healthy blood levels.  Iron helps keep the brain alert.

8. It is rich in niacin, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B12 (for vegetarians vitamin B12 is available mostly in these foods), necessary for a fit and sound health.


9. Corn flakes added with milk is a protein rich food.  Protein is essential to the structure of red blood cells, for the proper functioning of antibodies resisting infection, for the regulation of enzymes and hormones, for growth, and for the repair of body tissue.

10. Frosted corn flakes are especially meant for growing children.  They are rich source of calcium and protein and moreover presence of sugar adds energy to body.

11. Honey corn flakes have the nutritional value of both honey and corn flakes.  As explained above, corn flakes are rich in calcium, protein, and mineral.  Honey is also a source for niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12.  So we can enjoy the benefit of both.

12. Almond corn flakes also have the nutritional value of both almonds and corn flakes.  Almonds strengthen muscles, prolong life, rejuvenate skin, and cures usual cough, and prevents asthma.  So almond corn flakes have high nutrition content.

13. Corn also contains a carotenoid called beta-cryptoxanthin, which is good for the health of the lungs and also prevents lung cancer.  Corn can promote cardiovascular health, if consumed in moderate quantities, regularly.  It is also good for people with renal problems.  This pigment is known for its association with the prevention cardiovascular and macular diseases, besides cancer.

14. One of the benefits of corn is it provides lutein which the body cannot produce. Lutein is an important nutrient for eye health.  A cup of corn flakes only provides 325mcg of lutein.

15.  Corn flakes taken with a cup of milk and some freshly cut fruits have proven to be an extremely nutritious and healthy breakfast cereal. One bowl of corn flakes taken with the same quantity of milk gives 150 calories.

Corn flakes are also used with other ingredients in cooking.  We will see some of the culinary uses of corn flakes below:
1. Corn flakes are used as an ingredient for corn flake cookies.

2. This can be added to pudding as its available in many flavors like, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, mango, almonds, honey, bananas, cinnamon, to name a few.

3. Chivda (a type of mixture) made up of corn flakes is a very innovative and a healthy, crunchy low fat snack.

4. A Bowl of corn flakes, with skimmed or whole milk can be tasted great with additions of honey, peanut butter, fruits like banana, strawberry, apple, etc. Even nuts can also be added for crunchy taste and nutritional benefits.

5. Crushed corn flakes can be used in place of breadcrumbs.

Now, as we know the nutritional value and the other benefits of corn flakes, why don't we give it a try?  Also with our imaginary skills and culinary skills we can make it colorful and more tastier and also nutritious.

We can really enjoy corn flakes with some low fat milk, with a dose of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants and with fruits like berries, apples or bananas to have a wholesome breakfast.

A good breakfast is one that provides us at least one third of the day's calories.  A healthy breakfast should have all the nutritious values like low in cholesterol and fat, rich in fortified iron, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and adding milk makes a bowl of corn flakes a high-protein meal and also topping it with fruits or nuts makes a complete healthier, tastier, easy to prepare breakfast..

So now we have come to a conclusion that corn flakes must be part of our diet on a regular basis to avoid fat rich and obesity causing dietary intakes.  Is it not?

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Post by Alina on 29th July 2015, 2:22 pm




Ginger can act as a stimulator for circulation by warming joints;
Ginger can help ward off causes for the common cold (which makes eating a ginger snap or two a day a welcome source of prevention);
Ginger can help reduce pain and inflammation, which makes dealing with arthritis, menstrual cramps, and even headaches easier.
There is evidence that ginger may be useful in preventing stomach ulcers. Using ginger may be especially useful for those whose ulcers have been caused by aspirin or ibuprofen.
Ginger can help reduce gas and other stomach discomfort.
Ginger can counteract bacteria that may cause diarrhea. This includes Salmonella and other bacteria.

One of the best advantages about ginger is that there is a variety of ways to ingest it. A person can drink ginger tea, eat ginger soup, or buy it in the vitamin aisle in capsule form and swallow a capsule of up to 1000 milligrams every day. It is important that pregnant women, people undergoing chemotherapy, and other people with delicate situations or illnesses consult and inform their doctors before starting a regular regimen of ginger.

There are other uses for ginger that can help improve overall health, and make a sick person feel better sooner:

Ginger can be used as a way to build up an appetite. When taken right before a meal, ginger has been shown to make many people interested in eating more. This can be useful for older folks who sometimes lose interest in eating as they age.
Ginger can help keep sinuses clear. Ginger keeps microcirculatory channels of the body clear, which can help prevent sinus problems.
Ginger can also reduce swelling in joints by acting as a natural anti-inflammatory. To take full advantage, ginger oil can be added to bath water.
People who get nauseous when they fly, or when they drive on curvy, hilly roads, may find it soothing to mix a little ginger with honey.

Another benefit of ginger is that many people enjoy its taste (but the flavor is also easy to mask for those who do not enjoy it). Ginger pairs well with stronger foods like green chilies and chopped garlic, and it adds flavor to bland foods such as rice. Grated ginger can be added to vegetable juices and fruit juices, and there are several different teas with ginger as an additive for great flavor and healing properties.

Whether dealing with short-term discomfort, such as a minor bout of food poisoning, or recovering from chemotherapy, ginger can help you feel better in a snap!

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