Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. Ginger soothes the digestive system is warming and stimulating, helping to improve circulation, blood sugar balance & cholesterol – just a few of gingers healing qualities.
Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.
Vitamin C rich foods help support a healthy immune system. Vitamin C is necessary for cellular tissue growth, development and repair.
Recipes have foods, herbs & spices with antiviral properties. Antiviral herbs have compounds that fight viral infections and boost our immune system. Antiviral foods and herbs examples ginger, garlic, oregano, thyme, mint, cinnamon, clove, echinacea, elderberry.
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Fresh Ginger & Lemon Tea
WASH GINGER & peel with a teaspoon as per gallery picture. Slice – add to mug.
Boil the kettle. Pour 1 cup boiled water into a mug over ginger/
Wash your lemon. Slice in half & squeeze. Pour lemon juice over water & ginger.
TO PRESERVE vitamins pour lemon juice over hot water – not boiling water over lemon.
TOP up the mug with more water – so you make the most of the fresh ginger.
LEMONS are often a highly sprayed crop and have a wax coating to preserve them; buy organic if you can. Always wash your lemons (or any other fruit or veg) before you slice it.
GINGER is a rhizome like turmeric; both are powerful food as medicine – try to buy organic & locally when you can.
LEMON SKETCH by the lovely and talented artist Kaitlin Thurlow