Ginger is an incredibly healthy root that offers a refreshing, rich aroma, and a myriad of health benefits, due to the powerful combination of essential oils. It is abundant in various vitamins and minerals, and according to MedicalNewsToday,” in 100 grams (g) of fresh ginger root, there are:
- 79 calories
- 17.86 g of carbohydrate
- 3.6 g of dietary fiber
- 3.57 g of protein
- 0 g of sugar
- 14 mg of sodium
- 1.15 g of iron
- 7.7 mg of vitamin C
- 33 mg of potassium
Other nutrients found in ginger in ginger are:
- Vitamin B6
Other anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds found in ginger that that are beneficial to health include gingerols, beta-carotene, capsaicin, coffee acid, curcumin, and salicylate.”
You can add ginger to your juices and smoothies, salad dressings, fish recipes, various dishes, and tea.
Its regular consumption in the form of ginger tea will improve health in numerous ways, as follows:
1. Helps Digestion
Ginger tea will help the digestion of food, and prevent heartburn and bloating.
2. Boosts Immunity
This spice has powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties, and it is high in antioxidants, so ginger tea will prevent infections and diseases.
3. Eases Nausea
A mug of ginger tea will soothe the upset stomach, and relieve nausea and motion sickness.
4. Soothes pain
This root is a potent anti-inflammatory that relieves muscle and joint pain, eases pains due to flu and colds, stomach cramps, and headaches, and reduces the pain in the joints due to arthritis.
5. Improves Blood Circulation
Since it is rich in minerals, vitamins, and amino-acids, ginger improves heart health, detoxifies the bloodstream, and increases blood flow.
6. Relieves Stress
The warm aroma of ginger will release the emotional tension, relax your mind and body, and soothe your nerves.
7. Soothes Respiratory Problems
Ginger effectively treats chest congestion due to allergies, asthma, and common colds.
8. Increases Fertility
In ancient China, ginger was used as a natural aphrodisiac to boost fertility in men. Its regular consumption helps in the case of erectile dysfunction and increases sperm count.
Here is how to prepare this health-boosting drink and detoxify the body:
Ginger Tea- Recipe
- 1-inch piece of ginger
- 1-2 slices of lemon
- 2 cups of water
In a saucepan, add the ingredients, and boil the mixture over high heat. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat, and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes then, remove it from the stove, strain it, and pour it in a mug. Enjoy!