is one of our favorite superfoods
. This spicy root can help you feel more limper during exercise and less nauseous on planes. Let's see what else it can do.
Suggested Benefits of Ginger
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a root indigenous to Asia used for cook and medicinal purposes dating back thousands of years. With its yellow color and spicy flavor, this rhizome contains hundreds of active compounds and vitamins that produce various effects on the body. Here are some of the top reasons ginger became a popular naturopathic remedy:
Calms the digestive system to reduce symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This is especially beneficial for anyone experiencing motion sickness, pregnant women with morning sickness and individuals undergoing medical treatments like chemotherapy. Aids in recovery from common viruses like the cold and flu. Anti-inflammatory compounds help reduce swelling, pain and stiffness for greater flexibility of joints with less discomfort. Promotes proper circulation of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. May help reduce cholesterol and prevent the development of clots in the arteries that can lead to heart disease or heart attack.
Add More Ginger To Your Diet
Ginger supplements are available in a variety of strengths to provide a more potent dosage of ginger. If you're looking for a lighter amount but still reap the benefits of ginger, here are some of our favorite ways to add ginger to your recipes:
Add grated ginger to marinades for chicken, beef, pork or tofuMix dried ginger into a rub for meat before grillingUse ginger to add some spice to baked goods like cake or pieBlend fresh ginger into your morning smoothieJuice fresh ginger with green apple, celery, kiwi and lemon for a great drink
Try these recipes to get more ginger into your weekly diet. Check back for more healthy tips and news!