Oops. I did eat that, didn’t I?

To some’s like and other’s dismay, no one is perfect.  No matter how many Home Sweet Honey Buns you make in a week, sometimes you slip because you live in a place where they make arguably the best croissants in the world and you ate something you are either intolerant or ginger teaallergic* to.  What to do to alleviate distress?  Don’t stress.

And boil some water.

Ginger is one of the best natural remedies for aiding digestion around, and you don’t need to spend money on packaging for that fancy ginger tea.  And ginger candy, as good as it is, doesn’t exactly count, either.  (You sure?  mwa yes.)

Digestive tea is easy as this:

chopping ginger1. Chop up those edge pieces of some fresh ginger that you wouldn’t use for cooking, anyway.  Account for about 1 heaping teaspoon of chopped fresh ginger for every cup of tea.

pouring water2. Pour boiling water over the ginger in a heat-resistant cup, cover, and let sit for anywhere from 5-10 minutes.

strained ginger3. Strain into your tea cup, add a few drops of honey if you like your tea really sweet, and sip those belly blues bye bye.

Also, and a big also!, while you may not feel as good as you would have had you not “slipped up”, the last thing you want to do about it is stress.  Stress inhibits digestion of food and releases cortisol which increases fat storage in the stomach and takes the energy you would be using relaxbreaking down that food elsewhere in your body.  So, food ingestion mishap or not, if you want your body to break down that lovely meal with something that is all-natural, inexpensive, and caffeine-, alcohol-, and chemical-free, chop up that ginger and whip out your kettle.

*If you are having an allergic reaction, not an intolerance issue, take an antihistamine immediately and proceed with an Epi-Pen, call 911, and get to the nearest hospital as soon as possible.


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