Nausea is a common problem. Gingerroot, a perennial plant that grows under ground, can quell nausea and improve digestive health. Here are some ways to add ginger to your diet.
Things You'll Need
- Fresh gingerroot
- Paring knife
Gnaw on a piece of fresh ginger. After you peel the skin with a paring knife, this is the quickest way to get the most amount of ginger into your system.
Dice, mince or grind the fresh ginger into a powder, and add it to your food. The most common foods to add ginger to are sauces and stir-fries. Ginger has a distinct flavor. It will be more subtle if added early and stronger if added at the end of cooking.
Purchase crystallized ginger or ginger candies. You can suck these like lozenges to produce saliva. The added saliva aids in digestion and nausea reduction.
Drink beverages that contain ginger. The most common is ginger-ale. An equally satisfying drink is ginger tea. Simmer a few small slices of fresh gingerroot in water for about 30 minutes. Remove the gingerroot, and add a touch of honey to sweeten.
Purchase foods containing ginger, like gingersnaps and gingerbread. Eat these foods in moderation, as they also contain extra carbs, fat and sugar.
Tips & Warnings
- Fresh gingerroot that has been peeled should be stored in the refrigerator in a sealable container.