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3 Health Benefits Of Consuming Ginger And Turmeric Together

Medicine does not only come in pills and liquid. When properly utilized, natural herbs can equally serve the purpose of treating and preventing certain ailments. This is why it's very important to study them to know their nutrient contents and how they can be used to cure diseases. Ginger is no doubt one of the most popular herbs in the world. It is widely used in cooking and treatment of nausea and vomiting because of its slightly peppery and sweet taste. 


Turmeric on the other hand is a herb that is greatly utilized in the treatment of various ailments because of its rich anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is notable for its slightly earthy, bitter and peppery taste, which is why it is widely used as a spice for cooking. However, another healthy way of consuming turmeric is by mixing it with ginger, which is just as beneficial.


One simple method of preparing these two spices is by washing, peeling and boiling fresh ginger slices in water and adding grounded turmeric powder. Below are some health benefits you can derive by consuming ginger and turmeric together.


1. Reduced inflammation.



Inflammation tends to increase the risk of certain health conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Ginger and turmeric are endowed with rich anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to reduce pain and protect the body against diseases. This is why it's advisable to consume it regularly.


2. They help to boost the immune system.



They are packed with healthy nutrients and when eaten apart, ginger and turmeric helps to prevent certain illnesses. For example, ginger helps to reduce symptoms of nausea, while turmeric on the other hand functions to improve heart health and combat Alzheimer's disease, which advances with age. When consumed together, ginger and turmeric helps to enhance the immune system. 


3. Decrease nausea.


Ginger is notable for its peppery flavor, which helps to calm the stomach and reduce nausea. Ginger and turmeric tea also offers a peppery taste.


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Source: Healthline.


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