Spices That Boost Your Health
Your kitchen counter might already hold the cure for what ails you.
By Nicole Frehsée
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Good For You: Reach for ginger when you're feeling nauseated. Scientists believe that through various processes in the digestive tract—including blocking serotonin receptors in the small intestine—it can help keep you from throwing up. It also has anti-inflammatory properties: A 2010 study found that people who consumed two grams of ginger daily for 11 days experienced about a 25 percent drop in exercise-induced muscle pain.
Tastes Great, Too: Sercarz sautés fresh ginger with veggies, fish, or chicken. Or sprinkle powdered ginger into creamy salad dressing for a healthy kick.
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