Health Benefits of Ginger

Health Benefits of Ginger

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Ginger is an underground rhizome widely used in cooking to spice up a dish, especially in Asian cuisine and also used in many homes as a herbal medicine. The flesh of the ginger can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of stomach problems, including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger Nutritional Facts

Ginger has lots of mineral contents and some few vitamins, which help to protect us from various sicknesses.
NutrientsAmount Per 100 grams
Total fat0.8 g
Saturated fat0.2 g
Polyunsaturated fat0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium13 mg
Potassium415 mg
Total carbohydrate18 g
Dietary fiber2 g
Sugar1.7 g
Proteins1.8 g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C8%
Vitamin D0%
Vitamin B-610%
Vitamin B-120%

Ginger Benefits

Weight loss: Ginger is an amazing healthy food for weight loss. It produces heat in the body and thereby improves blood circulation. It also helps to lower the cholesterol levels.

Health Benefits of Ginger: Weight Loss

Ginger for Men: Ginger is a good source of several vitamins and minerals that protect against heart disease, which is a leading cause of death among men. It can help lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Ginger is also found to be essential to a man’s sex drive and sperm count as it helps the body to produce testosterone.

Ginger for Skin: One of the most effective uses of ginger juice is that, when consumed it helps to reduce acne and psoriasis as it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Treating Nausea and Vomiting: Chewing of ginger could reduce the sensation of nausea or vomiting due to motion sickness, seasickness, etc.

Health Benefits of Ginger: Reduce Vomiting

Aiding in Digestion: Are you having a digestion problem? Eat ginger. It improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients and aids in digestion. It also helps break down the proteins in your food and protects your stomach against ulcer by promoting mucus secretion.

Relieves Menstrual Discomfort: Are you suffering from menstrual cramps? Drink ginger tea; it helps to relieve the pain and relaxes the muscles.

Fights Respiratory Problems: A cup of ginger tea can help relieve congestion associated with common cold, and also for the respiratory symptoms associated with environmental allergies.

Health Benefits of Ginger: Relieves Common Cold

Strengthens Immunity: Ginger contains high level of antioxidants. Consuming ginger tea may help strengthen your immunity.

Relieves Stress: Ginger tea has a combination of soothing aroma and healing properties that may help lower your stress and tension.

Health Benefits of Ginger: Relieves Stress

Ginger Recipes

Ginger Tea Recipe

► Ingredients

• Ό cup of sliced ginger
• 4 cups of boiling water
• 4 teaspoons of honey

Step 1: Boil water in the teapot and add the slices ginger. Allow to boil for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Strain the ginger and retain the tea.

Step 3: Add a teaspoon of honey, stir it well and serve hot.

Ginger Cookie Recipe

Ginger Cookie Recipe

► Ingredients

• Ύ cup of butter
• 2 cups of wheat flour
• 2 teaspoons of baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
• 1 teaspoon of ginger
• 1 cup of sugar
• 1 egg
• Ό cup of dark molasses
• 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar

Step 1: Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 F).

Step 2: Stir the butter and sugar together in a medium bowl till it become creamy and smooth.

Step 3: Blend the egg and molasses, then combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, stir all these ingredients well into the molasses mixture till it forms a dough.

Step 4: Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll balls in the remaining sugar.

Step 5: Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased sheets.

Step 6: Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, once it is done allow cookies to cool in baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a plate to cool completely.

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