South-East Asian, Chinese, and Indian cultures savor the fresh ginger root in savory dishes whilst western cuisine traditionally used ginger in sweets and cakes. However, here are a few tips regarding ginger for health and nutritional benefits:
• Ginger contains a diverse array of many important vitamins and minerals. It also contains gingerol, a compound with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that has been linked to many unique health benefits.
• Ginger appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain, and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.
• The health benefits of ginger include reduced hypertension, inflammation, DNA breakage, nausea, migraines, and amyloid beta build-up, which is involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Ginger may also reduce DNA damage from radiation and provide some protection from industrial pollutants.
• The spice has a slightly biting taste and is used, usually dried and ground, to flavor bread, sauces, curry dishes, confections, pickles, and ginger ale.
• Drinking a glass of ginger water every day can help strengthen your digestive system and prevent indigestion, nausea, and heartburn. A teaspoon of mint juice, lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey mixed with ginger water can relieve morning sickness during pregnancy.