There is this amazing spice— and “superfood”—readily available to all of us that many are not eating—ginger. It is loaded with nutrients that are great for our minds and bodies. And the best part is its sold in the produce sections of almost every grocery store. No need to go to a health food store.
You can add it to a dish or crush some up to add to your tea or smoothie. Its spicy flavor can add a little zing or be muffled by other flavors, but regardless the benefits are undeniable. It is high in gingerol, a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, making it a great addition to any diet.
The real superfood
Here are just some of the reasons why women, in particular, should be eating more ginger:
1.) It is a powerful immune boosting tool, inhibiting the growth of bacteria. It can help with treating colds and other viruses.
2.) It can be used as an anti-nausea— popular for pregnant women — and can assist in digestion.
2.) Its anti-inflammatory properties make it useful in treating muscle aches and pains.
3.) It has been proven to help lower blood sugar and improve heart disease risks.
4.) When taken at the beginning of a menstrual period, it can help to reduce cramps and bloating.
5.) The powerful antioxidant properties in ginger have been shown to help protect against age-related damage to the brain and improve brain function in older women.
Bottom-line if there are any dietary changes you plan on making, this is definitely one to consider especially as we are in the midst of cold and flu season.
*Disclaimer: This article is not intended to act as therapy or to treat or cure an illness. Always consult a medical doctor or qualified licensed healthcare professional before making changes to your diet.