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Ginger: Why Health Experts Love It

By Stepy Kamei

You've probably had ginger in all kinds of recipes, whether you realized it or not. It's a popular ingredient used in everything from soups to curries to teas. However, did you know that in addition to adding a unique burst of flavor, ginger has all kinds of health benefits? In fact, ginger has been praised for centuries because of its capabilities when it comes to improving many aspects of health. Read on to learn more about why you should be adding more ginger into your diet, and just how easy it is to do so!

Ginger's Many Health Benefits

It's always great to find out that a food you love is also good for your health! If you like adding ginger to your favorite recipes, you'll be glad to know that you've been making a good call when it comes to what you're putting in your body.

One of the most well-known benefits of ginger is how much it can help with an upset stomach. From nausea to stomach cramps and even vomiting, ginger has been clinically proven to bring about relief from many uncomfortable symptoms associated with an upset stomach.

Ginger can also soothe a scratchy throat, which is great for anyone experiencing allergies or battling the common cold.

So, what is it about ginger that allows it to be such a powerful remedy throughout the body? Studies have shown that ginger is an anti-inflammatory food. Inflammation can be brought about by minor injuries, stress, and even everyday wear and tear. It also is often the cause of many aches and pains throughout the body. An anti-inflammatory food such as ginger, therefore, can actively fight against this issue.

Furthermore, ginger acts as an antioxidant in the body. Antioxidants protect your skin cells from free radicals, which means healthier and better-looking skin for you!

Adding Ginger Into Your Diet is Easy!

Whether you're already a ginger enthusiast or you've decided to jump on the bandwagon now, there are many ways you can consume ginger. It's best eaten as fresh as possible, since this is when its healing properties are at their most potent. You can add fresh ginger slices into hot water for a delicious and comforting tea. Or, you can grate fresh ginger into soups, curries, and rice bowls.

Still, there are many ways to take advantage of ginger even if you can't get it fresh all the time. Many stores sell ginger tea bags, or even ginger chews, which are great for keeping in your purse to have on hand in case an upset stomach strikes unexpectedly. Consider adding more ginger into your snacks, meals, and drinks for more benefits to your health!

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Weston, Fla. 

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