Ginger is often called a “superfood”— and for good reason. It contains a very high nutritional density per portion.

Besides being a delicious spice for cooking, ginger has powerful health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory-, antibacterial-, and antiviral properties.

Ginger contains gingerol as its main bioactive component, which is responsible for most of its medicinal properties.

Where does ginger come from?

Originated in Southeast Asia, this plant has been used in diverse forms of traditional and alternative medicine.

Its official name is Zingiber officinale. The ginger root or Rhizome is the part of the plant that most people are familiar with since it is the source of its peppery flavor. Who doesn’t enjoy a little spice?

Health benefits

Preventing and relieving nausea 

It can help ease different types of nausea, such as seasickness, post-surgery nausea, and nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. 

It has also proven to be especially effective against morning sickness.

Improving digestion

Ginger seems to increase movement through the digestive tract, which can relieve or prevent constipation.

In addition to that, research shows that enzymes in ginger can help relieve any discomfort during digestion.

Easing a cold and sore throat

Ginger’s warming effect and medicinal properties can help ease cold symptoms.

According to a study made in 2013, fresh ginger may be beneficial against respiratory viruses. However, there is no evidence that ginger can protect against SARS-CoV-2.

What ginger can do is:

  • Soothe a sore throat.
  • Reduce congestion.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Prevent colds.

Other medicinal benefits from the ginger root include: improving blood sugar and cholesterol levels, treating arthritis, and reducing the risk of diabetes and cancer.

Pursuing a healthier lifestyle is easier when you know how to incorporate healthy ingredients into your daily life. Here are three ways to make the most out of ginger’s benefits.

1.Cool your days with a ginger smoothie

Ginger juice is great for boosting metabolism, and awakening your whole body. Make sure to try this morning smoothie recipe:

  • 1 passion fruit.
  • 2 frozen bananas.
  • 1 lemon zest.
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 3/4 cup of water.
  • Enjoy!

2. Spice your coffee up!

Have you heard about ginger coffee?

“Qishr” is a delicious traditional Middle Eastern ginger coffee that can aid digestion. 

You can make your version of the Yemeni drink by adding 1 teaspoon of ground ginger to your coffee.

3. Always take Ginger Chews with you.

Original Ginger Chews are the most straight forward and tasty way to absorb all the benefits from ginger. 

You’ll be taking care of your health while tasting a candy that’s equal parts sweet and spicy.

Whether it is morning sickness or an upset stomach, Original Ginger Chews are ready to be unwrapped and chewed any time you need them.

There are so many ways to make the most out of superfoods like ginger. Simply start making healthier choices around the products you consume, and that’s what Nature’s Discount is for.