How to deal with a cold and lose weight with ginger

Feb­ru­ary 20, 2017, 17:26

Win­ter with thaws is the sea­son of exac­er­ba­tion of colds, the time of ram­pant virus­es, as well as adver­tis­ing cam­paigns of var­i­ous antivi­ral agents. Is it pos­si­ble to refuse syn­thet­ic pills and pro­tect your­self with some­thing nat­ur­al? Quite. Plus you can lose weight

ginger tea

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And a fra­grant, ver­sa­tile ori­en­tal heal­er, gin­ger, comes to our aid. It has a lot of use­ful prop­er­ties. It con­tains a whole bunch of vit­a­mins and min­er­als need­ed by the body: vit­a­min C, iron, mag­ne­sium, sodi­um, sil­i­con, phos­pho­rus, potas­si­um, man­ganese, cal­ci­um, nico­tinic, linole­ic, ole­ic acids, fats. It con­tains many amino acids that must be present in the body, such as: leuzin, methio­n­ine, thre­o­nine, pheny­lala­nine, valine and amino acids. Gin­ger owes its burn­ing taste to gin­gerol, and a large amount of essen­tial oils give it an extra­or­di­nary aro­ma. By the way, gin­ger is incred­i­bly low in calo­ries. There­fore, drinks with it are shown while observ­ing var­i­ous diets.

Here are some gin­ger recipes with gin­ger.

SARS protection

Gin­ger has a warm­ing effect. At the first symp­toms of a cold, pre­pare a gin­ger bath. Take 2–3 tbsp. table­spoons of dry ground gin­ger, boil it in 1 liter of water for 10 min­utes, then pour the broth into the bath. Appli­ca­tion time — 15–20 min­utes. After the bath, wrap your­self in a ter­ry bathrobe and lie down under the cov­ers.


Cut off a small piece of gin­ger, peel it, put it in your mouth. A piece of gin­ger should be sucked until the tin­gling sen­sa­tion dis­ap­pears. When the effects of the essen­tial oils wear off, take a bite of the gin­ger. This pro­longs its heal­ing effect.


Recipe No. 1
Take 5 cm of gin­ger root, grate it on a fine grater, add a pinch of ground car­damom, turmer­ic on the tip of a tea­spoon, 2 clove inflo­res­cences. Pour 1 liter of boil­ing water over the spices. Infuse the drink for 30 min­utes, strain. Drink with hon­ey.
Recipe No. 2
For those who have too many extra pounds. Take one part of gin­ger and gar­lic and pour twen­ty parts of water. Infuse the ingre­di­ents in a ther­mos for 15 min­utes, then strain and drink through­out the day.


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Recipe No. 3
On fast­ing days, a sal­ad with gin­ger is good. Take 1 part orange peel, cel­ery and gin­ger root, 2 parts lemon and baked beets and 3 parts raw car­rots. All these ingre­di­ents must be cut into small strips, mixed and sea­soned with veg­etable oil. Top with sesame seeds or cumin seeds.

For beauty

Since gin­ger improves blood cir­cu­la­tion in the skin, it can also be used in cos­met­ics. Gin­ger masks tone and tight­en the skin. After such a mask, the skin becomes elas­tic, pink and fresh.

a mask

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1. Grind gin­ger root in a blender, add 1 tea­spoon of olive oil. Apply to face, keep for 15–20 min­utes. Suit­able for any skin type.
2. Chopped gin­ger — 1 tbsp. spoon — mix in equal amounts with liq­uid hon­ey and lemon juice, add 2 tbsp. spoons of sour cream and 2 cap­sules of vit­a­min E.
It is even use­ful to sim­ply wipe the skin with gin­ger juice.

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