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Ginger: Benefits, Side Effects and Nutrients


Ginger is one of the best spice and certainly all spices are healthy. Here you will know the common benefits of ginger, negative effects and nutritional facts.


What is ginger?


Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome or root is widely used as a spice and folk medicine. It is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia.

It's among the healthiest (and delicious) spices on the planet. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal.


10 Ginger benefits


Ginger is full of nutrients and bio active compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and mind, with countless benefits.

Here are most of the benefits from reliable sources:


1. Contains gingerol, which has powerful medicinal properties

Ginger is rich in Gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties [s, s].


2. Many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness, can be treated

Just adding a gram or just a gram and a half of ginger can help prevent different types of nausea, including nausea associated with chemotherapy, nausea after surgery, and morning sickness [s, s, s].


3. It may aid in weight loss

According to studies in animals and humans, ginger may help improve weight-related measurements. They include body weight and waist-to-hip ratio [s].


4. It can help reduce osteoporosis

There are some studies that show that ginger is effective in reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, especially osteoarthritis of the knee [s].


5. May significantly lower blood sugar and improve heart disease risk factors

Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve heart disease risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes [s].


6. It can help treat chronic indigestion

Ginger appears to speed up gastric emptying, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach upsets [s].


7. May significantly reduce menstrual pain

Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of your period [s].


8. May help lower cholesterol levels

There is some evidence, both in humans and animals, that ginger can lead to a significant decrease in levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, total cholesterol, and levels of triglycerides in the blood [s].


9. It may improve brain function and prevent Alzheimer's disease

Studies in women suggest that ginger can protect the brain from age-related damage. It can also help improve brain function in middle-aged women [s].


10. It can help fight infections

Ginger may fight harmful bacteria and viruses, which may reduce the risk of infection. It is very effective against oral bacteria associated with gingivitis and periodontitis. Both are inflammatory gum diseases [s].


Ginger side effects


While a dose of ginger is generally considered safe for most people, there are some noteworthy potential side effects that are often caused by excessive doses [s].

  • Increased bleeding
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Arrhythmia
  • Central nervous system inhibition)
  • Dermatitis (with topical use)
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Mouth or throat irritation
It is important to consult a healthcare professional before using too much ginger in therapeutic doses if you have blood pressure problems, bleeding disorders, or are taking blood thinners or other medications.

Nutrition facts about ginger


We will calculate these facts for every 100 grams of ginger [s].

  • Calories: 80
  • Total fat: 0.8 g
    • Saturated fat: 0.2 g
    • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2 g
    • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 13 mg
  • Potassium: 415 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18g
    • Dietary fiber: 2 g
    • Sugar: 1.7 grams
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Vitamin C in percentage: 8%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 3%
  • Vitamin B-6 in percentage: 10%
  • Magnesium: 10%

How to store ginger?


One of the easiest ways to store ginger is when dried and ground.

If you have more on hand, or if you inadvertently purchase more than you need, drying the root on your own is a rewarding undertaking that can yield many delicious.

You can store fresh ginger root in multiple ways, depending on how and when you plan to use the ginger: Follow these tips to keep it fresh:

1. You can store the ginger in a cool, dark place, such as on your kitchen counter away from the sun.

2. You can store the ginger in fridge, place the unpeeled ginger in a resealable plastic bag; press out most of the air and place it in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator, or an airtight container.

3. You can store pickled ginger, peel the ginger using a peeler, then slice it thinly. 

Place the cut ginger in a glass jar filled with equal parts vinegar, sugar, and water. Store pickled ginger in the refrigerator for up to two months.

4. You can store ginger in a freezer bag to store for future use. Peel the ginger, then wrap it in plastic and put it in a freezer.

With powdered ginger freeze the puree in an ice cube tray, then move the ginger blocks to a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. 

You can place the frozen ginger straight into a soup or stir-fry.



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