Health Benefits of Ginger

Updated: Sep 29

That funny looking thing that rather resembles a root sitting there on the shelf in your grocers produce section, that's ginger! Ginger has long been toted as one of natures super foods with a great deal of holistic healing properties supportive of our body's natural ability to heal itself. An aromatic, zesty and flavorful spice it will add a great deal of flavor along with offering a variety of health benefits to any number of dishes, making it simple (and affordable) to incorporate into your health and wellness routine.

Health benefits of ginger:

  • Gastrointestinal relief

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

  • Reduces muscle pain and soreness

  • Relieves nausea and vomiting

  • Reduces menstrual pain

  • Fights infection

  • Alleviates cold and flu symptoms

  • Produces a warming effect that stimulates healthy circulation

  • Has been shown to help protect against certain types of cancer

Simple ways to incorporate ginger:

  • Add grated, minced or ground ginger to soups, rice, pastas, and sautéed vegetables

  • Slice a 1/2" piece of fresh ginger and blend it into your favorite smoothie

  • Add fresh ginger to your next batch of bread, muffins, and cookies

  • Combine ginger with soy sauce, olive oil and garlic for a DIY salad dressing

  • Add a bit of spice to your favorite beverage - try it in lemonade, orange juice, tea, warm water with lemon and more!

Here's to empowering your health!

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