Ginger, this wonder spice has lots of time-tested healing properties and provides varieties of health benefits for overall wellness. From providing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, to improving digestion, it’s really beneficial to the body. Here is a list of some great reasons why you should be eating more ginger in your diet:
1. Ginger actives your digestive juices, so for curing digestive problems, simply eating a little fresh ginger before your meal.
2. Eating ginger also promotes the absorption of the essential nutrients in the body.
3. Ginger helps when you’re feeling nauseous, it works great for morning sickness.
4. Ginger helps relieve the pain of muscles and joints, due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
5. A cup of hot ginger tea helps to get rid of sore throat.
6. Ginger has also been shown to be able to reduce cancer risk, as it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which helps to promote a healthy immune system to fight off the cancerous cells. Its effect on cancer also may due to the substance called 6-gingerol, which has protective effects against cancer.
7. Ginger also has ability to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
8. Ginger may improve brain function and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
These are just some great benefits of ginger, keep reading more health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research. So how do you like to eat ginger? Here are a few ways we eat fresh ginger:
1. Make Hot Tea
Prepare 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger, 2 cups filtered water, 1 tablespoon raw honey and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Other ingredients such as cinnamon, chamomile flowers or mint leaves can also be added if you like.
Bring the water to a boil, add ginger and other ingredients except lemon juice and honey. Let it steep for 10 minutes and add lemon juice with honey, stir well and enjoy.
2. In Soup
Fresh ginger brings wonderful zest to hot soups, especially good for winter. Here is a classical and easy-to-make ginger soup recipe you can try:
- 200 gm Ginger (grinded into a fine paste)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 2 teaspoons Butter
- 1 glass Milk
- 2 to 3 glass Water
- Salt to taste
How to make:
Heat butter in a pan and add cumin seeds. Then put ginger paste and fry till golden brown.
Add turmeric powder, salt and water.
Add milk after the mixture start boiling.
Make it again boiling and the ginger soup is ready.
Learn more ginger soup recipes at Yummly.com.
3. Good mate with lemon juice
Lemon juice is often used to treat indigestion or nausea, next time when you’re suffering from digestive problems, try adding a bit of freshly grated ginger to lemon juice to make a syrup. It will cure the ailments effectively.
4. In Stir-fries
No matter for vegetables or meat, grated or minced ginger can just pep up the stir-fry, providing that additional taste of a distinctive spice.
5. In Dessert
Ginger is also great with sweet bakes, such as pumpkin pies, ginger caramels.
What are your favorite ways to consume fresh ginger? share with us.
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Additional sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24552266