One celebrity who has managed to defy the grasp of time and still looks as good as she did when she started has to be Katrina Kaif. I’ve always loved her, and while I know her skin is the result of many pocket-pinching methods, any tip she gives, I’ll follow.
Recently, in an interview with Vogue India, she revealed her morning routine. “The first thing in the morning, before I do anything – I have a liquid probiotic. And that is fresh ginger, grated ginger….and I boil it for ten minutes. At least three glasses of that,” said the star.
What’s A Probiotic?
We’ve been seeing the term ‘probiotic‘ everywhere and I just wanted to delve into that topic a little more before sharing a few ways to implement it into your diet. A probiotic can be defined as a specific type of beneficial microbe that helps with a wide variety of ailments like digestive issues, allergies, and even mental health concerns like depression or erratic mood swings.
Some common probiotics are apple cider vinegar, pickled vegetables, and yoghurt. While ginger is not a probiotic, it works exactly like that and has all the benefits of a probiotic like, reducing inflammation, helping with gut health, and increasing energy.
Why Should I Add Ginger To My Diet?
Ginger has a bioactive component called ginergol which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. When it comes to skin and hair care, ginger helps with the following:
- Lightens scars
- Strengthens hair and increases circulation to the scalp
- Controls insulin levels and boosts metabolism
- Reduces the symptoms of nausea
- Works as a blood thinner, which helps in the prevention of cardiovascular issues
How Can I Add Ginger To My Routine?
There are a variety of ways to add ginger into your everyday routine. The first is to simply boil it, like the Kay Beauty founder, and drink it throughout the day. The drink will soothe your gut and also help with pregnancy-induced morning sickness!
In terms of products, there are a lot of great ginger-infused ayurvedic products that you can add to your daily routine. Kheil’s has a pretty great Ginger Leaf Hibiscus Firming Mask which you can leave overnight for a smoother appearance. It also works to reduce fine lines over time.
Alternatively, a great product to introduce to your haircare routine is The Body Shop Ginger Scalp Serum which helps with ailments like an itchy or greasy scalp as well as dandruff.
While ginger isn’t a probiotic in the traditional sense, its benefits align closely with those of probiotics and offers numerous advantages. So whether it’s a simple boiled ginger drink, a tangy jam, or ginger-infused beauty products, there are ample ways to embrace this versatile ingredient.
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