Selena Gomez recently shared ginger shots with The Late Late Show host James Corden in his newest Carpool Karaoke segment—and the video instantly became viral.
I bet you didn’t know that ginger is actually a regular food of choice in Selena Gomez’s diet. Although Corden seemed to dislike the ginger shots, ginger is great for singers.
Ginger has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, as a result, it can boost one’s immunity and soothe sore throats.
The list of health benefits surrounding ginger are seemingly endless. Research shows that consuming ginger daily can help reduce pain and relieve digestive symptoms, like nausea, motion sickness, and vomiting.
The phenolic compounds in ginger stimulate saliva and bile production, suppress gastric contractions, and relieve gastrointestinal irritation.
Little Known Foods Facts About Selena Gomez’s Diet
What are other little known food facts about Selena Gomez’s diet?
The 23-year-old is said to be obsessed with pickles. Pickles can actually be a healthy food. Pickling is a type of fermentation that has been used for thousands of years to preserve food. Pickling cucumbers is the most common pickled food (this is what we know as pickles). When fruits or vegetables are fermented, healthy bacteria will break down natural sugars as well as hard-to-digest cellulose in some of these foods. Pickles help increase the good bacteria in your gut.
Coconut water is also another healthy option in Selena Gomez’s fridge. Some people call coconut water “nature’s Gatorade.” That’s because coconut water is loaded with electrolytes, including potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium.
Electrolytes help prevent dehydration, reduce fatigue, and promote heart health. Other health benefits of drinking coconut water include treating high blood pressure, promoting weight loss, increasing athletic performance, boosting energy, and decreasing stress, muscle tension, cellulite and cholesterol.
Coconut water is the clear liquid found in a green coconut. These are young coconuts harvested at five to seven months of age. When coconuts mature, the liquid turns into coconut “meat,” however the health benefits of coconut water come from drinking the water of the young coconut.
Like many celebrities, Selena Gomez tries to make smart food choices, while eating an overall healthy diet. Some of these choices include ginger shots, coconut water, and pickles.
You may not be Selena Gomez, but other healthy foods that you can include in your diet are vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and gluten-free grains like quinoa or brown rice.
It’s always a good idea to get a variety of nutrient-dense foods in a healthy diet plan.
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“Is Coconut Water Good for You?” Dr. Axe website; https://draxe.com/is-coconut-water-good-for-you/, last accessed June 23, 2016.