Ginger and garlic are some of the most commonly consumed spices. Spicy, aromatic, they always add more flavor to dishes. They also make a wonderful pasta, which, in addition to being added to sauces, salads, dishes, also has a number of he alth benefits.
How to make garlic and ginger paste? You will need equal amounts of both ingredients. Peel the garlic and put it in a food processor, adding peeled ginger root, a few drops of olive oil and s alt if desired. Everything is ground well and the resulting paste is stored in a jar in the refrigerator.
What does this paste help with?
Lowers blood pressure
High blood pressure poses a number of dangers to our he alth. A paste made from garlic and ginger can contribute to balancing blood levels as well as high cholesterol levels. According to Western studies involving people with mild hypertension, scientists found that regular consumption of garlic helped lower their blood pressure levels.
Meanwhile, ginger has also been shown to help reduce high blood pressure by clearing calcium deposits on artery walls. Of course, these two superfoods cannot replace the treatment prescribed by a doctor, but they can add beneficial effects.
Both ginger and garlic are used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda for their antibacterial properties that aid digestion. The two spicy spices are believed to relieve bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea.
Ginger also helps with constipation, belching, gastritis, epigastric (upper abdominal) discomfort, indigestion, nausea and vomiting.
Reduces pain and inflammation
Garlic and ginger paste not only adds flavor to dishes but is believed to relieve headaches, muscle aches. Both ingredients are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that reduce tissue inflammation and pain. Scientists believe that the paste can help reduce pain resulting from arthritis, toothache, back pain.
Slows down the aging process
The way we live and the food we eat have a bearing on how fast our body ages. Garlic is rich in antioxidants that help delay the onset of chronic age-related diseases.
In addition to boosting immunity, the aromatic spice is believed to reduce the risk of blood clots, diseases associated with brain aging, arthritis, cataract formation, improve blood circulation and energy levels.
Relieves cough and stuffy nose
As we know, garlic and ginger are the two spices that are recommended for consumption during colds and flu. First of all, because they help to increase immunity, but also because they relieve runny nose and cough. Garlic and ginger have the ability to stimulate expectoration. Ginger also soothes a sore throat and sore muscles. Garlic is considered a natural antibiotic.