If you’re looking for nutrient-rich brain food, look no further than these grain-free Carrot, Apple, Ginger Muffins. Power-packed with fortifying flavinoids and antioxidants to give your brain better clarity, memory and recall. Check out our latest guest blog by our favorite foodie, Justine Stenger. Read on below!
Yields – 12 muffins
8 large organic carrots, shredded in the food processor
1 cup organic apple sauce
30 drops Omica original stevia
2 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
1 Tbsp madagascar vanilla
Pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp Ceylon cinnamon
1 1/2 cup almond flour or tigernut flour for nut free
6 XL pastured eggs, whisked
Optional – 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Ghee for serving
Ginger is well known to be one of the healthiest spices on the planet. Traditionally, ginger has been used to treat nausea, digestive problems, and as a cold and flu remedy, but did you know that ginger actually packs a punch when it comes to supporting the brain?
We can give most of the credit in these grain-free muffins to the flavonoid, gingerol because gingerol is responsible for most of the medicinal properties that have been studied. This flavonoid has powerful antioxidant activity in the body and has been shown to lower oxidative stress and chronic inflammation – two major players in accelerating the aging process leading to neurological diseases.
The antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger have been shown to inhibit inflammatory processes in the brain by crossing the blood and brain barrier and protecting the brain from oxidative damage. That’s not all that ginger has been studied to support. Studies also show that participants who included ginger in their diet regularly had better working memory, recall, and reaction time. What a great excuse to make these delicious, blood sugar-stabilizing muffins!
Guest blogger: Justine Stenger
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