Ginger is a flowering plant whoserhizome, ginger rootor gingercan be consumed raw (the plant itself) powdered, juice, oil form, as spice or even as traditional medicine. However, most of us have a love and hate relationship with ginger due to its pungent smell and unique spicy taste. Nevertheless, ginger is highly beneficial for our health. Therefore, here are some facts about ginger powder that will blow your mind away!
Cold and flu relief
It is a wide known fact that ginger aids in cold and flu relief due to its diaphoretic characteristic, which means that it promotes sweating, working to warm the body from within. Hence, this explains why drinking a warm cup of ginger tea makes you feel warm on the inside as it helps to make you feel better from the flu.
Ginger has been used to treat inflammation for many many years. It is said to reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer) as well as treating osteoarthritis.
Reduce menstrual pain
For all the ladies out there, ginger is definitely your life saviour! This is because gingers helps in relieving the pain due to menstrual cramps at the beginning of the menstrual period. It works just as well as pain-relieving drugs such as ibuprofen.
Chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) is when you are experiencing a recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. Hence, the consumption of ginger helps to speed up the process of emptying the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion or any stomach discomfort.
A bioactive substance in ginger which is known as gingerol which helps lower down the risk of getting an infection. It is effective in fighting oral bacteria which causes inflamed gums as well as any respiratory infections.
Aside from that, ginger is also beneficial for our cardiovascular health as it can lower the risk of blood clotting, reduces cholesterol levels as well as maintaining our body’s sugar level at an optimum.
Now that we’ve know the advantages of consuming ginger, let’s take a look at some recipes which you can try using ginger!
Ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which aids in improving blood flow. It can be easily added into you daily cooking such as adding into your broth, soup, stir-fried meat or vegetables and even baking!
Now that’s done, I hope you’ve all understand more about ginger and will start to consider adding them into your diet (if you haven’t) and if you have, keep up the good work ;-) Stay happy and healthy and see you guys in the next post!!