Ginger-Spiced Muffins ~ Super-Food-Remedies
Ginger-Spiced Pumpkin Muffins
Medical management of arthritis usually starts with anti-inflammatory medications.
Nutritional care starts with anti-inflammatory foods.
The pumpkin purée in these Muffins supplies free-radical-fighting carotenes, while the ginger reduces inflammation.
I can't keep my hands of these!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
1 1/2 c. whole-wheat flour.
1/2 c. packed brown sugar.
2 tsp. baking powder.
1 tsp. ground cinnamon.
1 tsp. ground ginger.
1/2 tsp. salt.
1 c. fat-free milk.
1/2 c. canned 100% pure pumpkin.
1/4 c. canola oil.
1/2 tsp. freshly grated orange zest.
Candied orange peel for garnish (optional).
Ginger-Spiced Pumpkin Muffins ~ Preparation;
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
Lightly coat a 12-c. muffin pan with cooking spray (or use liners).
2. Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in large mixing bowl.
3. Beat egg in small bowl 30 seconds, until foamy.
Add milk, pumpkin, oil, and orange zest.
Add to flour mixture and stir until moistened.
4. Fill muffin cups three-quarters full with batter.
Bake 15 to 17 minutes until tops spring back when touched with finger.
Turn out muffins onto rack to cool.
Once cool, you can freeze the ginger-spiced muffins, tightly wrapped, up to 2 months.
Garnish with candied orange peel before serving, if desired.
Makes 12 Servings
Per Serving: (per muffin)
3 g. Protein,
22 g. Carbohydrates,
5 g. Fat,
0.5 g. Saturated Fat,
18 mg. Cholesterol,
2 g. Fiber,
189 mg. Sodium.
Ginger-Spiced Green Tea
Both ginger and green tea help reduce inflammation body-wide.
Prep Time: 6 minutes
1 c. water.
1 1/2" piece fresh ginger with skin, thinly sliced.
1 green tea bag or 1 Tbs. loose green tea leaves in a tea ball.
2 Tbs. fat-free milk (optional).
1 Tbs. sugar, honey, or sugar substitute (optional).
1. Bring water to a boil.
Add ginger and boil 30 seconds more.
Add tea bag and let stand to steep 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove tea bag and strain out ginger.
Stir in milk and sugar, if using.
Makes 1 Serving
Per Serving: (with milk, no sweetener)
1 g. Protein,
2 g. Carbohydrates,
0 g. Fat,
0 g. Saturated Fat,
1 mg. Cholesterol,
0 g. Fiber,
18 mg. Sodium
Antioxidants: vitamin-C, selenium, and carotenes
All three of these powerful nutrients may help prevent arthritis, slow its progression, and relieve pain.
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate is found primarily in green tea.
Studies suggest that EGCG works to stop the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body, including those involved in arthritis.
also contains other antioxidants called catechins, which may prevent cartilage from breaking down, so joints may be preserved longer.
This well-known spice contains chemicals that work remarkably similarly to some anti-inflammatory medications.
However, ginger can also act as a potent blood thinner, so be sure to collaborate with your physician to monitor and possibly adjust any prescribed medication while adding foods and beverages seasoned with ginger.
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