Turmeric is actually in the same plant family as ginger so it is not surprising that it provides many of the same health benefits. Like turmeric, ginger contains nutritional properties that help lower inflammation in the body. It is especially #effective at reducing inflammation that occurs in the intestines. My preferred way of reaping ginger’s benefits are by adding it fresh to my morning smoothies or by drinking a cup of ginger tea.
While garlic might not leave you with the freshest breath, it will leave you feeling great! Studies have shown garlic to reduce free radical damage and to fight inflammation much in the same way that over the counter anti-inflammatory pain medications work. Garlic holds the most beneficial properties when it is fresh so try it in a homemade olive oil salad dressing. If stir-frying with it, toss it in towards the end so as not to overcook it.
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