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Kick-Start Your Mornings With Ginger

By Stepy Kamei

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. Starting your day off on the right foot is crucial to being productive and energetic throughout the day -- and there are multiple ways to ensure this. Your choice of food and drink in the morning is one such important decision to make as you start your day. It's vital to your well-being to make sure you begin your morning routine with a healthy, nutritious breakfast. You may prefer to start your day with a particular beverage, such as coffee or tea, as well. 

Interestingly, studies are showing that adding certain ingredients to your morning meals and beverages can enhance their benefits even more. Specifically, spicy ingredients such as ginger can really add a boost to your well-being each day. Read on to learn more about why you should incorporate more ginger into your morning food and drink- - and the best ways to do so.

The Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has been scientifically proven to provide a range of health benefits. It's high in anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce aches and pains in the joints and muscles throughout the body. Ginger is also well-known for its ability to reduce feelings of nausea and discomfort within the digestive tract. Furthermore, ginger is known to contain a healthy dose of Vitamin C.

Adding Ginger to Your Favorite Drinks

It's easier than you may realize to add ginger into a variety of drinks. Whether you start your day with coffee, a cup of tea, or even just a plain old glass of water, you can add ginger to your drink for added health benefits. You can try grinding 1 teaspoon of ginger into your coffee beans for a spicy cup of joe.

If you prefer tea, it's easy to find ginger tea (or, black and green teas with added ginger) in many grocery stores. Alternatively, you can grate fresh ginger root and let it steep in boiling water for a comforting homemade brew.

Ginger Can Spice up the Benefits of Your Morning Meals

You can also find ways to add ginger into your favorite morning recipes. Try adding small amounts to jam for a zesty spread. You can also add grated ginger into yogurt, on top of granola bowls, or blended into smoothies for a sweet and spicy boost of flavor.

Generally speaking, ginger is a soothing and healing spice. It helps to know that it can be added to so many of your favorite recipes in order to enhance their flavor as well as provide helpful health benefits!

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Hoboken, N.J. 

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