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Daily greens smoothie (vegan, paleo, low-sugar & body ecology) is my everyday go-to smoothie. I absolutely love how refreshing it is and doesn’t consume a lot of sugar. It is only sweetened with a green apple which means you get just enough tart and sweet at the same time. I also love the lemon, lime and ginger combination.
When I first started thinking about doing the Body Ecology and Sugar-Free lifestyle I was missing my daily smoothies. My smoothies used to be filled with coconut meat, bananas, and berries. I loved making super bright and colorful blends you know the ones you see all over Instagram. Colorful and bright smoothies aren’t necessarily bad for you and put no shame on anyone for enjoying them.
Just at this moment of my life, it isn’t in my best interest given the natural sugars consumed. I still enjoy making bright colorful smoothies for the boyfriend but at this point in my healing journey, I will enjoy my new love of super-duper green smoothies filled with fiber, anti-inflammatories, and gut healing goodness. Not to mention the boyfriend actually prefers this smoothie over the overs so it’s a major win-win for the both of us.
One of the hero ingredients is the ginger root which I have posted just a few of the amazing benefits below.
12 Benefits of Ginger Root:
1. Helps Treat Nausea
Used historically as a natural remedy for seasickness and morning sickness, ginger is perhaps most well-known for its ability to treat nausea.
2. Fights Fungal Infections
Fungal infections cause a wide variety of conditions, from yeast infections and athlete’s foot. Fortunately, ginger has powerful anti-fungal properties that can safely and successfully help kill off disease-causing fungi.
3. Protects Against Stomach Ulcers
Stomach ulcers are painful sores that form in the lining of the stomach and cause symptoms like indigestion, fatigue, heartburn and abdominal discomfort.
4. Eases Menstrual Pains
Unfortunately, adverse side effects like pain, period cramps, and headaches are commonly associated with menstruation for many women. While some turn to over-the-counter medications to provide symptom relief, natural remedies like ginger can be just as useful for easing menstrual pain.
5. May Inhibit Cancer Growth
One of the most impressive benefits of ginger is its anti-cancer properties, thanks to the presence of a powerful compound called 6-gingerol.
6. Regulates Blood Sugar
High blood sugar can cause many negative symptoms, from frequent urination to headaches and increased thirst. If left unchecked, it can even cause more serious problems like nerve damage and impaired wound healing.
7. Relieves Joint and Muscle Pain
Because of its ability to reduce inflammation, adding ginger into your diet could help treat both muscle pain and arthritis-related joint pain.
8. Lowers Cholesterol Levels
One of the biggest benefits of ginger is its ability to naturally lowercholesterol levels to reduce your risk of heart problems.
9. Improves Brain Function
Neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s have been linked to oxidative stress and chronic inflammation in the brain. With its wealth of antioxidants and potent anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is believed to play an important role in the health of your brain.
10. Blocks Bacterial Infections
In addition to its antifungal properties, ginger boasts the ability to fight off bacterial infections as well. Pathogenic bacteria are common culprits behind conditions like urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and bronchitis.
11. Eases Inflammation
Although inflammation can be a normal, healthy immune response to injury and infection, chronic inflammation is believed to be a major contributor to conditions like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
12. Promotes Proper Digestion
One of the most powerful ginger benefits is its ability to support digestive health and prevent problems like dyspepsia, a common condition of impaired digestion characterized by symptoms like pain, heartburn, fullness, and discomfort.
(Benefits are sourced directly from https://draxe.com/10-medicinal-ginger-health-benefits/)
daily greens smoothie (vegan, paleo, low-sugar & body ecology) notes:
- if you can’t tolerate cilantro feel free to switch out with parsley.
- This recipe was highly inspired by Donna Gates Body Ecology’s Good Morning Greens recipe.
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