Ginger Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

Ginger has carminative properties that help relieve intestinal gas to prevent bloating while its intestinal spasmolytic properties also relax the intestinal muscles to aid in digestion.
Ginger Health Benefits and Useful in:
Digestion | Heartburn | Arthritis | Pain relief | Cancer| Pregnancy | Heart Diseases | Diabetes | Boosts Immunity | Alzheimer’s | Inflammation | Obesity | Migraines | Asthma | Flu |

There are countless ways one can consume ginger.
- In hot tea: We drink gallons of hot ginger tea in the autumn and winter. We just cut a chunk of fresh ginger (no need to peel) and pour a good deal of boiling water on it. Just a little honey, a little lemon, and it is the ideal winter tonic.
- Soup: fresh ginger, grated or pureed, brings incredible zest to warm, creamy winter soups.
- Any Asian dish: Just toss freshly cut ginger pieces, sautee, and add to any dish to give it that zing.
- With fish: We love hot ginger with tender, flaky fish.
- In stir-fries: Almost every stir-fry could use a little grated or even minced ginger to spice things up.
- In sweet things: It is baking time, and there are a lot of sweet things which are great with fresh ginger.
- Ginger ale, beer, the list is endless

Research studies on ginger health benefits

Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects:

Ginger contains many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory chemical compounds that are beneficial for health like beta-carotene, caffeic acid, curcumin, capsaicin, and salicylate. All these chemicals act as antioxidants and help to prevent DNA damage in the body, which in turn can help in preventing degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s,  diabetes, arthritis, and various other ailments. 

Flu and upper respiratory tract:

Ginger has thermogenic properties that help it fight against flu and symptoms of the upper respiratory tract like coughs, colds, sore throats, etc.


Ginger is rich in potassium, magnesium, chromium, manganese, and zinc and has been used to treat heart conditions for years. Ginger helps to lower cholesterol, regulates blood pressure, improves blood flow and prevents the formation of blood clots – all factors that contribute to heart diseases.


Ginger is seen to effectively treat colon, skin, lung, pancreatic, breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, by killing the cancer cells and preventing their resistance to chemotherapy. An anti-cancer drug, beta-elemene is derived from ginger and is widely used in chemotherapy.

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