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Ginger and Turmeric

Have you noticed how ginger and turmeric are all the rage right now? What is it about these two spices that everyone is raving about? What can it do for your health? How do you get more of both in your diet? You are in the right place!

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Dr. Axe and team pulled together two really great summaries on ginger and turmeric individually if you’d like some intense information with links to studies. If you just need the quick start guide, we’ve compiled the chart below that shows some of the benefits of both roots.

 

Ginger

Turmeric

Works as a Natural Pain Reliever

Fights Inflammation

Regulates Blood Sugar

May Regulate Cholesterol

Promotes Proper Digestion

May Inhibit Cancer Growth


These are some incredible properties for any food to have, and it’s yet another reason we love to eat real food!

 

4 Ways to Get Ginger and Turmeric in Your Belly

 

1. Turmeric-Ginger Shot

For a real zinger of a way to get your daily serving, you can try the ginger-turmeric shot.

To make a turmeric-ginger shot, you’ll need about a thumb’s size knob of both turmeric and ginger. Once you peel the turmeric and ginger, simply run them through a juicer. To add a little fun, get out that shot glass. The taste is refreshing and has a kick to it.

 

2. Turmeric-Ginger Tea

Ginger and turmeric both have natural anti-inflammatory properties. When you’re coming down with a cold or the flu, and you want something with a little less of a kick, what can you do to strengthen your immune system? You can make ginger tea. Heck, even add turmeric to your herbal tea if you want to really kick that cold goodbye.

Peel about a half-thumb size nob of turmeric and ginger. Grate. Boil some hot water on the stove. Add the grated ginger and turmeric to a tea infuser in a mug, and top off with hot water. Wait 5-8 minutes before removing the herbs.

Don’t like the taste of one? Try making the herbal tea with either ginger or turmeric.

Ginger and Turmeric

3. Golden Milk Latte (Makes 20+ batches that save for later!) 

This one’s our favorite. You can make the paste in advance and then have ginger/turmeric goodness at your fingertips for weeks to come!

You'll need:

  • 4” turmeric root shredded
  • 2” ginger root shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon cardamom
  • 20 drops black pepper oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fractionated coconut oil (aka liquid)
  • 2 cups water

Boil all of this until it becomes a paste (about 1 hour, whisking occasionally). Store in airtight container (we freeze any containers not in use).

Use 1 or 2 tablespoons of paste per mugful - add coconut milk and heat in microwave for 1.5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of local honey to taste.

The black pepper oil and liquid coconut oil are an investment but you can make many of batches with a bottle of each and basically then just have to buy turmeric and ginger each time you make a batch (which are fairly inexpensive).

Ginger and Turmeric Tea


4. Ginger Lemon Turmeric Energy Bars

You know we had to say it. You can always get your ginger and turmeric in a vegan, organic energy bar, which we happen to make! It’s a great alternative for those busy days when you don’t have time to shred ginger and turmeric but still want to eat real food.  

Ginger Lemon Turmeric

February 20, 2019 — LivBar Team

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