How to Make Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Ginger
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES
Juice the orange. Chop up the zest. Mix together all ingredients plus 1/4c water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Simmer, uncovered, until jam-like. As cranberries soften mash with a potato masher.
How Can Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Ginger Make You Feel Great?
Too Tired After Turkey?This year add another helping of your Thanksgiving turkey. When you've overdosed on triptophan (the chemical in turkey that makes you sleepy), the sour tart taste of cranberries refreshes your mind and stimulates your palate with a gush of saliva and juiciness. Did you know sour is the "juicy" taste? From saliva to the skin, from your liver to your GI tract, sourness triggers your body to produce saliva and floods all your glands with juiciness. Digestive juices aid your body in protein digestion. The result, cranberries help your tummy tackle the turkey.
Digesting Fats for the HolidaysSour taste increases bile production from the liver. Bile breaks up fat into little tiny bits that are easier to digest, a process called emulsification, helping your body manage an overload of rich Thanksgiving yumminess. Cranberries in particular promote good cholesterol. Orange zest stimulates metabolism and reduces stomach stagnation - effective for moving the 'bomb' in your stomach after a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
Sour Detoxifies the BloodBy flushing bile, sour taste assists the liver in detoxifying the blood. You can experience this detoxification as relaxation and refreshment of the eyes. The eyes are the window to the liver and relax whenever toxic liver heat is released from the body. Cranberry is high in antioxidants which detoxifies free radicals. It is also rich in beta-carotene, a liver restorative and blood alterative.
Juicy or Dry?If the roof of your mouth is rough and dry after drinking cranberry juice, you've experienced astringent taste, one of the six fundamental tastes in Ayurveda. Astringent taste tightens and tones tissues. It is cooling and reduces inflammation. However, astringency is also drying, and will aggravate people with persistent dryness.
Cranberries are an astringent fruit. Their astringency helps them balance the dampness of their natural habitat: the swampy cranberry bog. Despite the gush of saliva from their sourness, cranberries are a strong diuretic and ultimately dehydrating. This recipe includes a sweetener, which reduces cranberries' astringency somewhat. Pungent ginger opposes the cold quality of the cranberry, warming the flavors and making the sauce digestible for all.
WHAT IS CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH ORANGE & GINGER?
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Cranberry Sauce with Orange & Ginger Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Cleanse and Detox:
BURNS-TOXINSAn herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
Heart & Circulation:
STYPTICA herb that contracts tissue or blood vessels. Generally styptics are astringent. They are often used to stop bleeding.
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
CONSTIPATIVEAn herb that binds stools / stops diarrhea. When used in excess, these herbs and foods can cause constipation.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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