11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger (No. 5 is my favorite)
Ginger is among the most amazing, healthy foods on the planet. Aside from tasting delicious, it is packed with health benefits and bioactive compounds that do wonders for us. Scientists are starting to explore all the benefits more closely. We know that we love it in our tea, but we’re also discovering that it can help with tons of common ailments, fight colds, and help you beat nausea.
If you’re in a hurry, scroll down and don’t miss the video towards the end… It’s important for your health!
Oh, and right after the benefits, I added 10 actionable recommendations: How to add ginger to your everyday diet, delicious!
#1 Ginger Contains Gingerol, which has many medical uses
Originating from China, ginger belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. It is closely related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal.
The most commonly used part of the plant is the rhizome (the root of the stem.) It is better known as ginger root, or simply ginger. It is available powdered as well as whole, and has a spicy, astringent, slightly sweet taste that is delicious in almost all food applications.
Traditional medicine has long been an advocate of using ginger. Primarily, it is used to aid digestion, reduce nausea and can help fight the common cold, among many other uses.
This is what ground, fresh and sliced ginger looks like:
Gingerol, the most important part of the ginger root, gives it its unique smell and taste. Other natural oils within ginger root contribute to the fragrance and flavor as well.
The main bioactive compound in ginger is gingerol, which is responsible for much of its medicinal properties. Gingerol has been shown to be a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
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