I Started Drinking Khloé Kardashian's Go-To Beverage, and It Changed My Life

There’s a reason why your mom might have offered you a ginger ale and some saltines when you said you had a stomach ache during your younger years. The root’s ability to ease an upset stomach is pretty incredible. According to Goodman it’s the perfect option for those with digestive issues, “Ginger is incredibly soothing to your digestive system. Whether you have nausea, some sort of discomfort or pain, or even just gas, ginger can help to calm things down within your digestive system.” Outside of its ability to soothe your stomach, Goodman says that it’s also a great anti-inflammatory and can help boost immunity thanks to its bacteria-fighting properties. That means that if you feel yourself getting sick, adding some ginger to your diet could alleviate your symptoms quickly. On top of tackling digestive issues and boosting immunity, Goodman also shares that the root can be used to soothe sore muscles and calm red skin if consumed regularly. Sounds like this miracle root can do just about anything, right?

In terms of consuming ginger there are a few options. Eating it or drinking it is great. Feel free to ask for an extra serving of ginger next time you go out for sushi, or try brewing a ginger tea in the morning or at night. Every morning before my workouts, I peel and chop about a half of an inch of ginger and throw it in a pot and wait for it to boil. Then I turn it down and let simmer for about ten minutes before adding some fresh-squeezed lemon juice. The combination of ingredients slowly wakes up my digestive system and sets me up for success throughout the day. You can also buy pre-packaged ginger tea. Although, Goodman does acknowledge that it’s best to make fresh ginger tea if you have the time. If you don’t love the taste of ginger, you can also take ginger supplements. However, there’s a chance the supplement can interact with other medications that you’re taking so it’s best to contact your doctor before adding this to your routine.