Ginger Root Powder is another one of the many delicious spices which also pack powerful health benefits. It is commonly known to help the digestion process and reduce nausea, yet that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this super-food. Indian and Asian cultures have been using ginger for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Ginger powder is ground from the root of the ginger plant, which is part of the same botanical family as turmeric.
The most commonly discussed benefit of ginger is to reduce the effects of nausea. Therefore it's useful in providing relief for pregnant women who suffer from "morning sickness," or those who suffer from motion sickness, post-surgery nausea, nausea due to cancer treatment, among others. It also helps prevent vomiting which can be associated with these ailments.
Ginger is commonly used before and after meals to aid in the digestive process. It is known to help the body absorb essential nutrients. It also speeds up metabolism, which when combined with a healthy lifestyle, can even help an individual lose weight.
Aside from its digestive benefits, ginger is also known to treat common ailments such as the common cold and flu. Gingerol is the compound found in ginger that contains the most medicinal properties. Gingerol is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory which is proven to reduce joint pain as well as having antioxidant effects.
Perhaps best of all, ginger doesn't have the negative side effects of many of the over-the-counter medications used to relieve these ailments, and it's extremely easy to incorporate into your diet and adds a tasty kick to countless dishes. Check out an easy gourmet recipe we whipped up HERE for a tasty way to get your daily dose of ginger.
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