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Ginger & Turmeric Power Punch

Ginger & Turmeric Power Punch

For centuries, ginger and turmeric have been used to reduce symptoms of inflammatory disease.  The Journal of Pain reports these root plants can assist in relief from athletic related soreness.  Ginger and turmeric are rich in antioxidants.  Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals.  Free radicals are the bad molecules (unstable) that the body produces as a negative reaction to the environment and other pressures.  The International Journal of Rheumatic Disease have complied tests on the ginger-turmeric combo and documented that together can help reduce inflammation due to arthritis. Ginger can help blood circulation and turmeric can reduce cholesterol. As a note, black pepper may increase the absorption of the beneficial compound found in turmeric.

It is common to find both ingredients in Asian and Indian cooking such as stir-fries, curries, and teas.  Ginger and turmeric can be adapted in other styles of cooking with ease.  Try this recipe for Turmeric, Ginger, and Lime Chicken Skewers to get you on the road to add these two powerful spices to your regular diet.

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