Ginger!

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Aside from being a popular spice, ginger truly is a superfood. Its health benefits range from being a natural antibiotic, to its anti-inflammatory properties, to its digestive soothing effects, and more. One of my favorite ways to enjoy ginger is in tea form and it’s so easy to make at home.

I make my ginger tea using raw, pealed, ginger root and filtered water. The amount of ginger I use varies depending on who will be drinking it. I love the taste of ginger, so I’ll use quite a lot when I make it for myself. This also means that my tea packs a pretty big nutritional punch because I use so much of the root.

Simply put the raw, pealed ginger root in a pot with the filtered water and bring it to a boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat and cover the pot allowing the tea to simmer for about 40 minutes. When you serve the tea, feel free to put a dash of cinnamon, or a touch of honey to add some sweetness. Enjoy!

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Sarah Greer is a local health and wellness consultant. She believes in educating people on how to implement healthy lifestyle changes, supporting them through the transition process, and empowering them to move forward with their newfound understanding of health.