It’s been said time and time again, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. However, what you have for breakfast can often become repetitive and boring. This is where ginger comes in…
Ginger is one of the best superfoods, as it boasts a long list of health benefits, including:
- Treating nausea
- Reducing muscle pain and soreness
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
- May help in lowering blood sugar
- May help with conditions like chronic indigestion
Who wouldn’t want to add more benefits to their health regime? And unlike other more ‘obscure’ superfoods, ginger is easy to come by, affordable and makes a tasty addition to your daily breakfast.
Here are five ideas that will make starting your day with ginger super easy!
1. Add a kick to your morning coffee
And no, we’re not talking about the Irish kind. Adding ginger to your coffee makes for a brew ready to fight free radicals as they’re both high in antioxidants. People have been doing so for hundreds of years – seemingly unaware of the health benefits.
If you’re unsure, try following this recipe for qishr – a ginger coffee originating from the Middle Eastern country of Yemen.
2. Try a muesli bowl
A bowl of crunchy, fibre-rich muesli is always an easy and delicious breakfast choice. But adding fragrant, spicy ginger muesli to your morning breakfast rotation would be even better!
Here’s how: Grate a 2cm piece of ginger and mix it with honey or melted coconut oil, then drizzle it over your breakfast bowl. This will add some great anti-inflammatory benefits, especially for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
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3. Not keen on a ginger shot? Add it to other beverages
4. Brew some ginger tea
Ginger tea will be your best friend going into the colder months. Warm and comforting, this beverage is a great remedy for a cold or even an upset stomach. Drinking ginger tea in the morning also helps in relieving nausea and motion sickness.
5. Change up your facial routine
Fresh ginger contains over 40 antioxidants. With such a large number, it’s bound to be good for you however you decide to use it. Making your own ginger-infused facial wash could help protect your skin against ageing. Don your DIY-queen hat and make your own cleanser by combining grated ginger, honey, and castile soap. Honey, a humectant, helps the skin to retain moisture.
By Health and Features Writer Andrea Cresswell