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Why You Should Try Ginger During Pregnancy

Natalie Glusman

Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort including promoting the elimination of intestinal gas and soothing the intestinal track. Additionally, more recent research has indicated that ginger may have antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory effects.   

It can help you feel better: Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort including promoting the elimination of intestinal gas and soothing the intestinal track. 

 

It’s good for you: More recent research has indicated that ginger may have antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory effects. THIS article provide great tips for incorporating ginger into your diet! 

 

Feeling nauseas?  Ginger can be your source of relief from nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Ginger is extremely safe and only a small dose is required. 

 

You can find candied ginger in the bulk section of your Whole Foods or other natural grocery store. I enjoy a piece everyday to aide in digestion and help with my sweet tooth. [Symbol]  

To settle your stomach: 

8 oz hot water 

Large slice of fresh ginger or 2 candied ginger cubes 

Combine and enjoy!  

 

Feeling sick? Ginger to the rescue! Over this past winter, I came down with an awful cold after a series of airplane trips. Combining ginger, lemon and raw honey with hot water made me feel better and alleviated my cold symptoms. 

 

My recipe: 

8 oz hot water 

Lemon juice from ½ of a lemon 

Large tablespoon of good, organic, raw honey 

Ginger: fresh ginger or candied ginger cubes 

Combine all ingredients and enjoy! Drink frequently when fighting through a cold!  


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