March Is Stomach Month

This week let’s continue with the year-long series of: The Organ of the Month. March is the month when you can do something spectacular for your stomach.

Here are some factoids about wonderful stomachs- Did you know that your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself? Other creatures’ stomachs are equally interesting. For example, did you know that ants have two stomachs? One stomach keeps food for the ant while the second stomach holds food to be shared with other ants. Lastly, did you know that when you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red?

So, with such an interesting organ in your body you might ask, “What can I do that is nice for my stomach?”

Ginger tea made from the fresh root is very good for your stomach in most instances. Find the fresh roots at your local supermarket, cut out two medium-sized pieces and put them into boiling water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, throw away the two used pieces of ginger. What’s left is the ginger water (tea) and you can drink it hot or cold- whatever your preference.

A second good thing for your stomach is the third exercise in this video. Check it out