Ginger can be used for curing quite a number of ailments including menstral cramps, nausea, metabolism issues and even cold. It helps to build a strong immune system. It aids digestion and nutrient absorption in the body. It has anti-inflammatory properties that helps fight infections that cause sore-throat, antimicrobial properties that may help fight bacteria and viral infections such as flu and antioxidant properties which provide healing against certain diseases and illness.
Ginger is a root plant that has been extremely useful as a natural medicine for centuries. The skin is light brown and the flesh is yellow. When chewed raw, it has a pungent burning sensation similar to that of cayenne pepper – this is why some people refuse to take ginger alone and pair it with something suitable to reduce the burning effect.
If you are down with the cold, try any of these three ginger smoothies to feel better;
This is a very simple two-ingredient and effective smoothie. Pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain which has anti-inflammatory properties beneficial for our lungs and breathing thereby helping reduce cough symptoms. It is a really sweet fruit which can curb the over burning sensation of ginger – which is still effective.
For this smoothie, wash your pineapple and ginger with clean water. Cut pineapple into small sizes, turn into a blender and add ginger, then blend till it forms a smoothie.
Mango- Ginger Smoothie
For this smoothie, you’d need Mango, Ginger and Honey. Wash the ginger and mango with clean wash. Cut into bits and blend till it forms a smooth paste. Add a honey to your preferred taste but not too much. Enjoy!
Mango is rich in Vitamin C which is popularly known for eradicating cold and boostin gb immune system. Honey is another great antimicrobial which suppresses cough and sore throat. Just a teaspoon of it is enough for such. These two coupled with ginger sure make an refreshing and great option against the cold weather.
Green Apple Ginger Smoothie
Green apple, orange and ginger smoothie is another pleasant tasting smoothie great for treating cold and flu symptoms. Apples contain flavonoids, potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium; making it a powerful immune booster. Fresh oranges is packed with lots of Vitamin C and even recommended by medical specialists to be taken regularly to treat common cold.
To prepare green apple ginger smoothie, ensure all your ingredients are washed properly to get rid of dirts. Next, cut apples into sizeable chunks and blend with the ginger. Squeeze a whole orange into to the mixture and enjoy.
Do not include ice in any of these recipe as the goal here is to combat cold and not welcome it. If ingredients are refrigerated, allow them thaw before using.