I’ll try not to tell you twice, but Ginger – not that one Spice in The Spice Girls – the ingredient/spice, is actual LIFE where I’m concerned!
To be honest, no-one knows why I’m obsessed with the stuff… I’ve tried asking my organs, asking my nonexistent dietitian (aka Google) but they don’t have a clue!
I want to think that it may be linked to some sort of deficiency that my body is going through… I did some research via Google, regardless.
Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties. Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardomon and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice.
There we have it… Ginger contains “Gingerol“, which is packed with “medicinal properties”. So, rather than typing “why am I eating this much ginger?” to find out I’m dying of some sort of life-threatening ginger-addiction related disease – because Google likes to do that sort of thing) – I’d just like to believe that there’s some sort of deficiency going on, it’s safer that way….
It was the same with Peanut Butter though, I used to eat lots of it at one stage. I lived on it. Now, although I’ve limited my intake of it, I’ve somehow substituted it for ginger. Weird, huh?
Ginger is very healthy by the way, so if (like me) you’re craving it, crack on! What’s more, as you can see from the picture above, it also helps with muscle soreness and is an anti-inflammatory… This sort of makes sense because my Miumba routine has caused me some injuries to my thigh and knee of late, so maybe my body is repairing itself using ginger? Who knows, other than the Ginger Gods, that is… All hail Lord of the Ginger!
If you’d like to take a tour into my kitchen, you’ll find sticky ginger cake, ginger beer, dry ginger, raw ginger and ginger detox drinks from ITSU (this one is not nice, it was an accidental purchase. Sorry, ITSU) and Pret (bae and my fave!). Don’t worry though, I haven’t tried eating and drinking these all in one go like some Ginja Ninja! 😂