Ginger and turmeric are two types of plants that are widely used in natural medicine to treat various health-compromising conditions. The benefits of ginger are due to the content of phenolic compounds, included in gingerol, these are substances that are believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric used as a spice in India has a chemical compound called curcumin that also helps treat and prevent disease. Both foods can be found fresh, dried, or ground, either for home remedies, added to a variety of dishes, or available in supplement form.
Both the liver and the kidneys are two very important organs for good health, as they are in charge of eliminating toxins from the body, among other vital functions. Hence the need to follow healthier habits so that the organs are healthy and can effectively eliminate the substances that they do not need. Limiting your alcohol intake, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep are some ways to support this process. Cutting back on sugar and highly processed products, reducing salt, and exercising frequently. You could also include antioxidant-rich foods like this spice-based drink.
This tea is pretty easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients, but it only makes one cup. Among the products to be used is ginger, which is a root known for being very healthy and versatile thanks to its properties. It is said to help fight parasites, improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, and relieve pain, as well as being an excellent detox treatment.
While turmeric increases the body’s antioxidant capacity, it protects you from free radicals that are believed to cause many chronic diseases. It is also said that it could stimulate blood sugar balance as well as regulate cholesterol due to its compound called curcumin.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 ounces coconut milk
- 2 cups of water
- All you have to do is bring the water to a boil, then add the ginger with the turmeric and simmer for 10 minutes. After time strain, serve in a glass and add the coconut milk, as well as sweeten with a little honey. Stir and enjoy immediately.
- When used in moderation, both ginger and turmeric are considered safe and healthy in a good diet. However, there are some side effects to be aware of, as several studies have found that ginger can interfere with blood thinners when used in large amounts. So be sure to check with your doctor if you are taking any medications.
To keep in mind
Remember that a diet rich in antioxidants helps your body fight oxidative stress caused by excess radicals and other substances that increase the risk of disease. Focus on getting all the nutrients from a balanced diet and not from supplements.
Some examples of foods rich in antioxidants to include in the diet are berries (blueberries, grapes and strawberries), cocoa, drinks such as the tea that we present to you on this occasion or green tea. Although today there are many ways in which you can take advantage of the benefits of ginger and turmeric, such as in salad dressings, stir-fries, stews, ginger shots, soups and smoothies. It is also ideal to supplement turmeric with a pinch of black pepper, as it is said to increase its absorption in the body.