Wow it was cold today ... I couldn't wait to get home and cosy up on the sofa with a warming cup of Lemon and ginger tea, which brings me nicely onto number six on my superfood list - ginger.
Ginger is a great detoxifier and blood cleanser, stomach soother, and has anti-inflammatory properties so is good for any joint aches and pains brought out by the cold weather. It is also very warming and good for sore throats which is just what you need this time of year.
Like my other superfoods ginger is easy to add into your diet. I cheated this evening and used a Twinnings tea bag but you can easily make fresh ginger and lemon tea by putting a slice of lemon and three slices of fresh root ginger in a tea pot or thermos with hot water for five minutes. Add fresh grated ginger to soups or salads (lovely with carrot for either), blend it or juice it to add to fresh fruit and vegetable juices
If any of you are bakers ginger is a great addition, both for health and flavour, to biscuits and cakes and it's an ingredient in the Sticky Banana & Molasses Cake recipe included in my blog on iron in June. (Just search for molasses on www.nutritionistinthecity.blogspot.com and you'll find it).