Most of us recognise this wonderful root from stir fries, Asian dishes or fresh juices, it packs flavour punch and can really bring a meal to life, expanding its flavour profile. It doesn’t just taste incredible but ginger is extremely good for you and we are here to tell you why this root is so healthful.
First and foremost, ginger is fantastic at helping to treat nausea or soothe an upset stomach. Those experiencing morning sickness, sea sickness or perhaps a dreaded hangover will do their sensitive stomachs good by sipping on some ginger tea, broth or if you can handle it a ginger shot! This spicy root has also been found to help fight fungal infections and kill off disease causing fungi due to its strong anti-fungal and anti-viral effects.
Because of gingers anti-inflammatory effects it can help relieve joint and muscle pain, sooth menstrual cramps and fight against injury and infection. Additionally, ginger has been shown to promote proper digestion and treat chronic indigestion. Including ginger broths, ginger shots or tea in your diet can greatly reduce indigestion and may help speed up the stomachs emptying to assist in proper digestion and elimination. Ginger may also help improve brain function as the bioactive compounds and antioxidants can inhibit inflammatory responses that occur in the brain, helping slow down oxidative stress.
If you can add this incredible root into your daily meals in the form of smoothies, soups, noodle dishes or any dish you choose you will be adding an anti-inflammatory punch to your meals whilst aiding digestion and adding a fantastic flavour.
To keep ginger fresh for as long as possible store, unpeeled, in a Ziploc bag with as much air as possible removed in the crisper drawer of your fridge. It should last a couple of weeks at least this way!