We all know that ginger is one of the most delicious and healthiest foods on the planet. It’s closely related to cardamom and turmeric. It can be used dried, powdered, as a juice or an oil - or fresh.
Why is ginger so great?
Ginger is considered a powerful superfood because of all its nutrients and bioactive compounds that benefit your brain and your body. It has strong medicinal properties because it contains gingerol. It’s been used in traditional and alternative medicines:
- to treat stomach issues
- muscle pain or soreness
- to fight infections, the flu and the common cold
Ginger has been known to aid in weight loss, lower blood sugar, and improve heart disease risk factors. It also appears to be extremely effective against menstrual pain. Ginger has even been studied as an alternative remedy for some forms of cancer.
What are the ways to enjoy ginger?
Your options are endless! You can start by making a ginger tea to serve hot or cold. Or, try one of these delicious recipes: