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The surprising benefits of ginger

As a fan of plants, nutrition, and especially hot drinks, I am always looking for ingredients that add both flavor and nutritional value to my meals and beverages. Ginger is one of those ingredients that I enjoy.

Ginger is a root that has been used for thousands of years in cooking and traditional medicine. In this article, I will discuss the many benefits of ginger and how we can integrate it into our daily lives, without overcomplicating our lives.

The history of ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia, used in Chinese and Indian medicine for over 5,000 years. It was later introduced to the Mediterranean region, from where it spread to other parts of the world. Ginger has a distinct spicy flavor and aroma, making it a popular ingredient in cooking. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat various health problems.

Nutritional value of ginger

Ginger is a low-calorie food that is packed with nutrients. It contains vitamins B6 and C, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Ginger is a good source of fiber and antioxidants. Gingerols and shogaols are the compounds in ginger that are responsible for its many health benefits.

The benefits of ginger

The benefits of ginger are numerous and varied. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce pain and swelling. Ginger has also been shown to improve digestion, relieve nausea, motion sickness, and vomiting. It may even help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve blood circulation.

Does ground ginger retain its benefits?

Ground ginger is a convenient and versatile way to add ginger to our diet. It can be used in baking, and as a seasoning for savory dishes. Ground ginger has the same health benefits as fresh ginger, in a more concentrated form. It is easier to store and use than fresh ginger.

Ginger, a natural remedy for common ailments

Ginger is used in traditional medicine to treat a range of ailments, from digestive disorders to headaches. It can help relieve cold and flu symptoms, and even reduce period pain. Ginger has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties, making it a promising natural remedy for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Ginger Recipes to Try at Home

There are many delicious ways to incorporate ginger into our diet. By adding fresh ginger to smoothies or fruit juices to give them a little “oomph” and refreshment. Ginger is used in marinades, stir-fries and curries. For a sweet treat, gingerbread or gingerbread cookies are a “must”. The possibilities are limitless !

Here we share a recipe with ginger:


Precautions to Take When Using Ginger

Although consuming ginger is generally safe for most people, there are some precautions to take. Ginger may interact with certain medications, so it is important to consult your doctor before taking ginger supplements if you are on medication. Ginger may also cause mild side effects, such as heartburn and diarrhea, if consumed in very large quantities.

Integrate ginger into our daily lives

In conclusion, ginger is a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can add flavor and health benefits. Whether fresh or ground ginger, there are many delicious ways to incorporate it into our diet. From smoothies to stir-fries, ginger can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Considering the many health benefits of ginger, it's no wonder that it has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.


Have the benefits of ginger in a hot drink:

I created two completely different beverages to take advantage of the benefits of ginger. They are drunk with oat milk (for example) to make a delicious homemade latte.

TANGO has a subtle hint of ginger, for those who want to tame the flavor, and it tastes mostly like dark cocoa.

BLUES contains a lot of ginger to spice it up in the mouth, and to benefit from its benefits.

So why not bring a little “blues” into our lives, and integrate ginger into our daily lives?

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