Ayurvedic medicine is India’s form of ancient medicine. It works on a system of balancing the body’s internal energies by looking at the different temperatures that go inside us. According to this practice, ginger is one of the best foods you can eat.


Because ginger has been around so long, both ancient and modern medicine believes that ginger has numerous benefits. It has anti-cancer properties, great for digestion, and can relieve car sickness by settling the stomach. This is especially helpful for sea sickness and morning sickness for pregnant women. (I have really enjoyed my fill of ginger the first and second trimesters!)


It is so wonderful in a variety of cooking manners. I love to make Ginger Chicken. Just cut the chicken up into bite sized pieces. Add about 1 teaspoon of shaved ginger from the stalk and one tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce, and you no longer have a boring grilled chicken dish, but a spicy, tangy, and zesty chicken. Serve with broccoli and brown rice for a complete meal.


Not sure if you are ready to cook with ginger? Try this tea recipe and enjoy the ginger in your diet!


Lemon Ginger Honey Tea:

Boil water with kettle

Pour water into cup and add 2-3 slices of ginger.

1 heaping teaspoon of honey or Agave to sweeten

¼ lemon squeezed


Remember, a little ginger can go a long way, so it is better to have too little and then have the option to add more for that zesty kick!


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About Laura Mak, MS

Over the past 18 years certified fitness expert Laura Mak, has made it part of her career in fitness to be a healthy living leader, a forward thinker, and a positive woman’s role model in every way when she undertakes a new project. Since her early days in training as a collegiate scholarship gymnast and then on to the top ranks as an IFBB Fitness Pro, Laura Mak has taken her passion for Lifestyle Fitness, online women’s fitness training, and nutrition guidance to a level only reached by the top echelon in the fitness industry. She is the author of "Fast and Fierce Fitness Made Fabulously FUN!" which is a 12 week program filled with challenges, progressions, and fun 30 minute workouts.

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