Ginger Is Good, But There's Something More You Need To Know!

Ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.

Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.

There is no doubt that ginger is an effective home remedy for many ailments and health complaints.

Dried Ginger or Fresh Ginger

Ginger’s nutrient profile does undergo some changes during the drying and bottling process, but it still offers up plenty of health benefits and is definitely worth adding to your diet – in any form.

The method used to create ground ginger from fresh ginger reduces the amount of gingerol (one of the ingredients that contributes to its health properties) in the root, but it also appears to increase levels of other compounds, such as shogaols, which appear to have impressive medicinal benefits and may be even more potent than gingerol.

If you can, try to mix things up and use a combo of both fresh gingerroot and dried ginger in your diet – the more the better

How to Use Ginger When Cooking

There are many ways to use ginger in your cooking to get its antioxidant benefits. The good news is that fresh ginger or dried ginger in meals and drinks will help boost your health.

* Method 1

Make ginger tea by chopping or grating a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root and putting in a cup of boiling water. Cover the cup and leave to infuse for 2-6 minutes. Drink the refreshing cup of ginger tea daily to boost your immune system.

Method 2:

Try using ground dried ginger to make a powerful antioxidant tea. Put 1/2 tsp. dried ginger in a cup and fill with boiling water. Cover the cup and let it sit for a few minutes. You can add some lemon or honey.

Method 3:

Slice up fresh ginger and use it in stir-fries, soups, and sauces to give a bit of a “kick” to your food and boost your health at the same time. Add it towards the end of the cooking so that less gingerol is lost in the cooking process but that it heats up enough to release antioxidants.

Precautions When Using Ginger in Your Diet

* Children under the age of 2 shouldn’t consume ginger.
* Don’t consume more than 4 g of ginger per day.
* Pregnant women can take up to 1 g of ginger daily.
* Ginger can cause mild heartburn, diarrhea, and burping.
* Ginger thins the blood. If you are taking blood-thinning medications, you should speak to your doctor before increasing your daily intake of ginger.
* If you are planning to have surgery, you should tell your doctor if you take ginger regularly.

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