Relieve That Holiday Stomach Ache With Ginger

22 December, 2009 (08:28)


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RECIPE: Gingerbread Waffles, Ginger Salsa, Ginger Spinach Salad

By Rae Udy

After weeks of tasty treats from Halloween to Christmas its not hard to get a tummy ache now and then after sampling all the seasons goodies. Luckily one of the holiday staples, ginger, may help your stomach upset.
Native to Asia as used as a cooking spice for at least 4,400 years, ginger was also used to treat stomach problems in India and China for more than 2,000 years.
Ginger was often use to aid digestion and relieve diarrhea and nausea in ancient times and today, health care professionals commonly recommend ginger to help prevent or treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, pregnancy and cancer chemotherapy.
Fresh ginger is odd looking but very easy to use. Cut off a piece of the gnarled root and peel it like a potato. The raw ginger can be shredded or chopped and added to almost any dish.
Gingerbread Waffles would make a perfect start for this Christmas morning. One waffle provides 12 grams of protein and is a great source of iron, potassium and B vitamins.
Ginger Salsa adds a hint of heat to a mild hot sauce. This salsa contains less than 80 calories per serving and is a good source of vitamin C and A.
Ginger Spinach Salad is low in calories and fat and fills you up with fiber-rich chickpeas and fresh vegetables and the sweet and spicy ginger dressing adds a holiday flair.

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/ginger-000246.htm
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/healthnutrition/foodrecipeactivity/food/ginger_root.htm
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginger/index.htm
Recipe breakdown by MasterCook Deluxe

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