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Quick Tip #18: Five reasons to eat ginger

by Clare Deville (follow)
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Considered a medicinal spice for millennia, ginger has unparalleled healing properties. Here are five reasons to include ginger in your diet:

1. It relieves digestive complaints including nausea, flatulence, bloating and cramping.

2. Fights colds, flus and congestion.

3. Fires up the appetite and digestive system, optimising absorption and metabolism of vital nutrients.

4. Along with cinnamon, cayenne pepper and turmeric, ginger is one the top detoxifying spices.

5. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce pain and inflammation.



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