Health Benefits of the Superfood – Ginger

Health Benefits of the Superfood - Ginger

My day always starts with a cup of ginger tea, be it milk tea or black. I always make sure that I add some fresh ginger while making it. If it is black tea, then a squeeze of lime goes into it as well. Ginger stands among some of the most delicious and healthiest spices on earth. Ginger is one of the key ingredients that we always have in our kitchen. It is the one thing that homemakers ensure that they have in surplus always, and yes, there are plenty of reasons for this. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-viral properties are just a few among the endless list of what makes ginger special. Continue reading to know more about the health benefits of the superfood – ginger.

During this pandemic, regular use of this ingredient did save many people. Many believe, having ginger help boost their immunity or ward off germs. It applies to even me. It is a common ingredient, and it can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or even as an oil or juice. 

So now, let us look into what ginger is?

The scientific name of ginger is Zingiber. It contains a lot of bioactive components like gingerol. It has been used in medicines for more than 1000 years in many ailments like nausea, vomiting, migraines, hypertension, etc. The list is endless. 

If you are planning on weight loss, make sure you include this superfood in your diet. Some studies conducted recently proved that it has helped reduce weight and BMI along with blood insulin levels. 

It is best for indigestion and acidity related problems. Another advantage is that it can help reduce menstrual pain. It is a superfood because it is full of nutrients and bioactive compounds, having powerful benefits for your body and brain.

How to include ginger in your daily diet

Start your day with a cup of tea made with fresh ginger. If you prefer coffee, you can dry it, and then use it. You can make chicken by adding in a whole lot of ginger. You can even make some wine by adding some spices, you can even pickle it, and kids will love cookies and candies made with ginger. It is one ingredient with which you can make sweet as well as savoury items. 

Bakers love this aromatic spice as it plays an important role when baking yummy cakes as it can enhance the taste of your cake, and it perfectly blends with other flavours.

Keralites have a traditional dish named “Pulinji” or “Injipuli” made with ‘inji’ – as this is called in Malayalam, tamarind pulp and jaggery. This dish is a part of every authentic Kerala Sadhya.

Keep reading our website as we will be posting recipes made with this superfood.

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