Spotlight On: Ginger
This article is part of our Spotlight On series. Each month we shine a light on a powerful and important superfood that we love at Foodhak for its flavour and its impact on your body.
The lights have gone down, the curtain is rising and a familiar and famous root is taking centre stage. Of course we're talking about ginger! The zesty root that packs a punch in both flavour and health benefits. From soothing upset stomachs to boosting immunity, ginger is a true superhero in the world of natural remedies. So, grab your ginger root and let's dive into the world of ginger health benefits!
A quick bite
First things first, what makes ginger so special? Well, this little root is jam-packed with bioactive compounds that give it its unique flavour and health properties. Its main bioactive compound is gingerol, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Gingerol can really do it all reducing inflammation, and even helping with digestion. Talk about a multitasker!
The main course
Got a case of the tummy rumbles? Ginger to the rescue! This spicy root has been used for centuries to calm upset stomachs and ease digestion. Whether you're dealing with nausea, bloating, or indigestion, ginger is your go-to remedy. It works its magic by relaxing the muscles in your digestive system, allowing food to move smoothly and preventing any unwanted troubles. So, the next time you're feeling queasy, reach for some ginger and let it work its wonders!
When it comes to staying healthy, ginger is your trusty sidekick. Packed with antioxidants, ginger helps strengthen your immune system and fight off those pesky colds and flu. Plus, ginger has antimicrobial properties that can help ward off infections. So, if you want to give your immune system a little boost, sprinkle some ginger into your daily routine.
Whether you're dealing with muscle soreness, menstrual cramps, or joint pain, ginger can provide some much-needed relief. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can help reduce pain and inflammation in the body.
Something to takeaway
Who knew a little root could bring so much joy and flavour to your life? Ginger isn't just a health powerhouse; it's also a culinary superstar. Whether you're adding it to your stir-fries or curries, ginger adds a zingy, spicy kick that takes your taste buds on a wild ride. So, embrace the ginger and let it spice up your life in more ways than one!
Look on the back of any Foodhak pouch, and 90% of the time you’ll see ginger there. It’s a key ingredient in Ayurveda so it’s a key ingredient in our kitchen too! From our signature Ayurvedic Kitchari to our Healing Cantonese Congee, ginger is all over our dishes. But if you’re looking to take your love of ginger beyond just your meals, why not try ginger tea? Simply slice some fresh root ginger, pour over boiling water and reap the benefits including managing blood pressure, relieving pain and alleviating nausea.
There you have it – The Ginger Show! From soothing upset stomachs to boosting immunity, ginger is a true health hero. So, next time you're in the mood for some natural remedies, don't forget to give ginger a try.