Ginger and Turmeric… a Smart Match!
Oftentimes, people focus on just one type of supplement that they have heard of which is the end-all and be-all—that one amazing food or supplement that will fix all of their problems. This is understandable, as when you read about health and supplements, articles tend to focus on one subject so as to go in depth for the reader. Sometimes though, the true path to health and benefiting from supplements are those which are complementary to each other and help bolster the body from different angles, further increasing overall health. This is exactly the case when ginger is combined with turmeric.
Ginger is a Power Supplement
Ginger truly is one of the secrets of being active. A staple to the Japanese population, they tend to have the longest lifespans on earth and are incredibly active when older. Ginger is a part of the everyday diet of the average Japanese person, and it shows! Ginger has been proven to stop pain, burn fat, suppress your appetite, boost your energy, and improve your memory.
Turmeric to the Rescue
Turmeric is also a power supplement, in that it fights against inflammation, improves mood, boosts energy, reduces fat and a host of other benefits. The curcumin in turmeric is one of the main culprits behind these amazing benefits. Turmeric also has over 300 naturally occurring vitamins and minerals which the body benefits from, additionally making it a no-brainer when it comes to choosing it as a supplement.
Power Supplements, Unite!
When ginger and turmeric get together, they are a force to be reckoned with. They together have the power to block inflammation and pain, together with both improving mood and enhancing energy, reducing and burning fat, suppressing your appetite and helping to improve digestive health. The secondary side effect of losing weight improves your energy more, making your more active, and again improving your energy and helping to lose more weight… see a pattern here? Turmeric with ginger can do all of this, and help you to lead a happier and healthier life!
Dosage and Usage
There are a number of different ways that you can take ginger and turmeric. You can add them to your diet. If you do this, you’ll need to eat at least three to five teaspoons a day of turmeric powder to see any anti-inflammatory benefits, and raw ginger should be limited to about four grams a day, as it can cause heartburn otherwise. It is also possible to get the benefits of these two amazing plants by drinking teas made from them. Cooking them is also a possibility, though you need to cook with them intelligently, as the curcumins in turmeric break down fairly easily over high heat, and you then lose many of the benefits. Perhaps the best way to get your daily dose of turmeric and ginger and make sure you get the right dose, not overdoing it and not shorting yourself, it to take them together as a supplement. They are available in soft gelcapsand are often combined with Bioperine, which is derived from black pepper and helps with absorption of both turmeric and ginger, up to two thousand percent more than without it. This means that you can take a much smaller amount of both and yet get even more benefit!
How Do Ginger and Turmeric Work Together?
They both are from the same genus of flora, and both have anti-inflammatory properties; they work synergistically, both attacking many of the same problem areas but through different chemicals and compounds, greatly increasing their effectiveness when used together. They also have their own health benefits which the other does not provide, thus giving you a greater range of health improvement and all in one supplement. The normal daily dose is two capsules, taken at different times, with meals. More is neither necessary nor recommended.
I Have Stomach Issues, Will This Combination Exacerbate Them?
Absolutely not! Turmeric and ginger are both separately used to treat many stomach-related and digestion issues. Together they treat a wide range of stomach issues, including nausea, vomiting from motion sickness, indigestion, bloating, gas, and a bad balance of microflora in the gut. You would have a hard time finding a more effective combination that can sooth that upset stomach!
Eastern Cultures Know Their Stuff
Both of these spices come from the same family, and both have been used in Eastern cultures for thousands of years to treat a host of ailments,and to increase the general health of those who consume them. With globalization, we too can now benefit from these ancient and amazing spices! Bring your energy and health to levels you didn’t think they could go to and try the combination today!