As you look for ways to infuse more healthy herbs and spices into your diet, you must not forget ginger root. Ginger can be purchased fresh, ground, pickled, dried, candied, or in chews, extract, and even in tea. This makes it easy to incorporate ginger root into your weekly diet, both to flavor your food—and for its distinct health and medicinal properties.
A Little Bit Goes A Long Way
When seasoning your food with ginger, remember that a little bit goes a long way. In fact, consuming too much ginger at once can create a burning sensation when consumed. For example, when fresh squeezing ginger into your juice—you only need 1 or 2 teaspoons. However, when cooking with dried ginger you can easily add 1 or 2 tablespoons to your family size dish. If you are new to this versatile spice, start out in moderation—and gradually increase to your preferred flavor profile.
Ginger Root And Your Health
There are a long list of health and wellness benefits to consuming ginger at least 2 or 3 days a week, some of the most celebrated being:
- Eases nausea
- Improves digestion
- Lowers cholesterol
- A proactive approach to blood clots
- Detoxes organs and lymph nodes
- Boosts immunity
- Encourages proper absorption of foods
- Combats fungus and bad bacteria
- Reduces pain
- Aids in weight loss
- Heals ulcers
- Appetite suppression
Ginger root is a versatile spice that can be used for beverages, baking, cooking, juicing, and more!