The Superfood Called Ginger
Last time we wrote about Dates, this time we bring you another food from the “superfood” family – Ginger
Ginger root is frequently referred to as a “superfood” for good reason. It has a high nutritional density per serving. Aside from being a delicious cooking spice, ginger has numerous health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Ginger’s main bioactive component, gingerol, is responsible for the majority of its medicinal properties.
Where does Ginger come from?
This plant, which originated in Southeast Asia, has been used in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine.
Its scientific name is Zingiber officinale. Most people are familiar with the ginger root or Rhizome because it is the source of the plant’s peppery flavor.
Why is it so good for us?
It can treat a wide range of nausea symptoms, including seasickness, post-surgery nausea, and nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. It has also been shown to be incredibly beneficial against morning sickness.
Ginger can help with weight loss, too, studies conducted in humans and animals have shown (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29393665/)
Ginger appears to stimulate digestive tract movement, which can relieve or prevent constipation.
Furthermore, researches show that the enzymes in ginger can help relieve any discomfort during digestion.
The warming effect of ginger, as well as its medicinal properties, can help relieve cold symptoms.
Ginger is high in nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful health and brain benefits.
It’s one of the very few superfoods that truly deserves the moniker.
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