Ginger and lemon

I love the taste and health benefits of ginger and lemon.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a safe, effective remedy for morning sickness. I suffered terrible nausea which lasted all day and night up to the six-month mark of my pregnancies. I found that ginger lessened, and sometimes eradicated my nausea. Ginger is available fresh, dried, as an extract, oil, ground and a capsule form, and is extremely versatile. I love adding fresh, grated ginger to almost all my meals.

Here are a few examples of how you can incorporate ginger into your diet:

  • Add it to cold or hot water, or a cup of tea,
  • Add freshly grated ginger to your next stir-fry, or
  • Add freshly grated ginger to your healthy salad dressing.

I find lemon isn’t as versatile as ginger in food, but some fresh lemon juice added to cold or warm water tastes great, and helps to maintain the body’s pH balance. Lemon juice also tastes great with seafood.

Lemons have high levels of vitamin C which improves immunity and are a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.