Ginger: the herb that fights aging
Have you ever tried drinking ginger tea when you’re sick? Ginger root has been used to treat various ailments like nausea, the common cold, and headaches for over 5,000 years. It’s an extremely powerful herb that originates from Asia and is grown in many different parts of the world. While its health benefits are well-known do you know how great ginger is for your skin?
3 WAYS GINGER REVIVES YOUR SKIN
It slows down the aging process: Ginger contains gingerol, an antioxidant that protects your skin from free radical damage and prevents accelerated collagen degradation. Always try to use fresh ginger root in your cooking, as ground ginger loses some gingerol when it gets processed.
It reduces inflammation: When inflammation is present in the body, it can cause breakouts, premature wrinkles, and dryness. It’s been scientifically proven that ginger reduces inflammation, so having a dose of it every day will help your skin stay glowing and gorgeous!
It boosts circulation: Ginger is a warming spice that gets your blood pumping. This helps your cells get more oxygen, which is like giving your skin a breath of fresh air for a more radiant complexion!
HOW TO ADD GINGER INTO YOUR DIET
There are so many ways to incorporate ginger into your meals. You can slice up some fresh ginger root and add it to your morning lemon water , to a detox carrot orange juic e, or to a protein shake (ginger is great for soothing post-workout pain. You can also try out one of the delicious recipes below!
The ingredients you need: Ginger, mango, banana, hemp seeds, fresh lime juice, sea salt, chia seeds, and water
The ingredients you need: Ginger, green tea noodles (you can always use normal soba noodles if you can’t find them), carrots, scallions, edamame, green tea, garlic, tamari (or soy sauce), sesame oil, hot sauce
The ingredients you need: Fresh ginger, ginger syrup, crystallized ginger, coconut milk, white miso paste, sugar
Adding ginger to your dishes and drinks will help slow down the aging clock so that your skin can retain a youthful appearance for many years to come!