Food and Health Awareness | Impact of Ginger to Boost Health

in food •  2 years ago 

Ginger is also known as Zingiber officinale, is a flowering plant closely related to turmeric and cardamom. Ginger is derived from rhizomes, which are stems that grow horizontally, forming roots downward, and that grows on top of leaves and new stems. The buds then form along each spacing of the stems.

Nutritional Aspects of Ginger

Ginger contains a variety of important vitamins and minerals. It also contains gingerol, a compound that has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is associated with many unique health benefits.

100 grams of raw ginger contains approximately:

80 calories

17.8 g Carbohydrates

0.7 g Fat

1.8 g Protein

415 mg Potassium

2 g Dietary fiber

0.2 mg Copper

5 mg Vitamin C

0.2 mg Manganese

0.2 mg Vitamin B6

43 mg Magnesium

0.7 mg Niacin

0.6 mg Iron

34 mg Phosphorus

In addition to the above nutrients, ginger also contains a minute quantity of calcium, zinc, Vitamin B5, B2, and thiamine.

Health Benefits of Ginger:

  1. Ginger is a popular spice. Ginger contains gingerol, with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

  2. Ginger can help prevent numerous types of nausea. This applies to shipwrecks, nausea related to chemotherapy, and morning sickness.

  3. Ginger appears effective in reducing the daily progression of muscle pain and can reduce muscle soreness caused by exercise.

  4. Some studies have shown that ginger can effectively reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem.

  5. Ginger has the ability to lower blood glucose levels and decrease various risk factors for heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.

  6. Ginger appears to accelerate emptying of the stomach, benefiting people with indigestion and stomach discomfort.

  7. Ginger appears to be very effective for menstrual pain at the beginning of menstruation.

  8. Fresh ginger is also effective against the RSV virus, which is a common cause of respiratory infections.



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Ginger reputation as a medicinal plant spans across many cultures because of its proven efficacy to heal and relieve symptoms.

how best can ginger be used in homes in terms of cooking compered to taking it in it's raw state?

Add to your salad in form of slices. That will be more beneficial.

alright thanks that reminded me i can even add it to my blended fruits.

yes if it don't disturb your taste

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I drink fresh ginger tea nearly every day. Very good for soothing you before sleeping as well.

I love that ginger comes with sushi. It's a great healthy combonation with raw substance from the sea. It doesn't get better. I didn't know that ginger was this great @cryptokraze!!!

It's delicious, it's healthy, it's cheap. What more do we want? I'm already in love with it and no matter how many times I read about its health benefits I like to read some more. Thanks for sharing 👊

Thank you. Very useful. I've recently started taking Turmeric, but I'm not sure it agrees with me. From what you say Ginger appears to provide some similar advantages. I did read somewhere that healing spices can depend on your genes i.e. If your ancestors had Turmeric in their diet then it is likely to be more beneficial to you. I know my grandparents, (and possibly their predecessors) were great Ginger lovers!!.

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If we make ginger tea than ginger will be beneficial or not @cryptokraze

I eat a small slice of ginger every morning and I have not suffered from cold for close to 2 years :D

Yeah ! I did the same during winter. Had fresh ginger tea every 4-5 days. It helped a lot! :D

Ginger to be very effective for menstrual pain .

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Indeed, ginger has a lot of health benefits. when I have digestive problems I drink lemon ginger tea. Have a great weekend!

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Ginger is the best. In a tea with lemon and honey. Nice article.


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Yep! I’m eating it every day pure! And with the shell. In it are the best Vitamines.

Ginger is one of the less appreciated vegetable despite all its numerous importance. Nice write up. I love this

All winter I passed without infection thanks to ginger!!! I put slices to my tea and also I use it for meat.

Nice one, thanks for educating me on the importance of ginger

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