Ginger is healthier than you think
We all know that we need at least 5 portions a day of fruit and vegetables for good health and well-being. But it’s not just veg and fruit that are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, many spices provide a powerful punch of the good stuff to help keep your body’s condition in check. Ginger is one of those spices that offer a range of great benefits.
All About Ginger
Ginger is a flowering plant from Southeast Asia and used as a strong spice in cooking. It’s part of the Zingiberaceae family and related to turmeric and cardamom. The plant’s rhizome that forms underground is the part used for spices. Ginger can be used when freshly harvested, or in a dried powdered form, or even as an oil or juice.
Great Ginger Properties
Ginger is rich in bioactive compounds and chemicals like terpenes, raw fibers, and organic acids. Its health benefits are due to the gingerols and shogaols contained in the plant. These ingredients can actively work as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and can prevent cancer, neuro and cardio disease, and diabetes, amongst others.
So, what else happens to your body when you eat ginger every day for a month? Read more on the next page.