Paleo Day 27

I have a new addiction to Ginger Tea!! I find myself drinking it all day long. I love it ginger is so good for you!! Those who suffer from auto immune diseases you may want to try it.
Ginger is particularly useful in treating chronic inflammation because it partially inhibits two important enzymes that play a role when inflammation goes awry they are cyclooxgenase (COX) and 5- lipoxygenases (LOX)
While anti-inflammatory drugs block COX more strongly, they don’t affect LOX at all and therefore only address part of the problem. Even worse, anti-inflammatory drugs can cause side effects, such as ulcers, because they also block the beneficial effects that COX has on the digestive tract, including protecting the stomach.
Ginger does not cause stomach irritation; instead it helps protect and heal the gut. Ginger also treats a broader range of the inflammatory problem because it affects both the COX and the LOX enzymes.
Besides reducing inflammation, ginger has many other benefits. It helps relieve arthritis, nausea, destroys a host of viruses, and in some laboratory tests it has shown promise as an anticancer agent.
Most of us when shopping for ginger we don’t like to buy the entire rhizome, or underground stem because we are always wondering what will we do with all of that ginger after we make that one dish or dessert. Here is a tip, when you buy the ginger peel off the skin then pop it in the freezer wrapped in plastic wrap when you need it take it out and run it over a micro-plane. Why freeze it? Normally when you grate ginger it is very fibrous when you freeze it; it is easier to break down the fibers. How to make the ginger tea, I use I bag of green tea, I grate in about 1 tbls of ginger from the freezer and a wedge of lemon boiling hot water let steep for a few minutes, enjoy the taste and the benefits when sipping on ginger tea.
Today’s menu is was asparagus fratta, watermelon for snack, Chicken salad with tomatoes, figs for snack, dinner was left chicken soup a glass of aloe and cherry juice, and two cups of ginger tea.
There are some days when we are looking for other ways to combat the pain and inflammation of inflammatory diseases or just trying to ward off the common cold, sit back and take moment to brew a cup of ginger tea to sooth away the aches and pains. Until tomorrow my friends stay focused, stay healthy and always take time for yourself to regroup and relax when you are not feeling so well. Night

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Certified Health Coach a real Foodie at heart, Menu planners, Kitchen Counselor, Gluten Free,Bringing families back to the kitchen table one recipe at a time. Health Coach guiding clients with a gentle hand to reach optimum health, fast safe and simple.
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2 Responses to Paleo Day 27

  1. yz94 says:

    Chef, thanks for the information on ginger. I have an auto immune virus amongst a host of other ailments and it sounds like the ginger would be perfect for me. I too was apprehensive about buying ginger because it was so mealy. I’d use it for a chicken recipe and then toss it after a few weeks. The tip about putting it in the freezer is awesome. You’re muffins and coffee cake are awesome. I brought some home and enjoyed them with a hot cup of coffee. umm. Project bleach was completed though the towels smell like pickles. (Just kidding). As always, you’re positive, upbeat spirit is greatly appreciated and hopefully contagious.

    • Thanks Robin, Glad everything worked out well with project bleach!! 🙂 Ginger lasts for a couple of months in the freezer!! I having a cup of ginger tea as I type!! Have a great night!!

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