Adding Ginger In Your Diet

Did You Know That Ginger Is A Stem And Not A Root
Did You Know That Ginger Is A Stem And Not A Root ?

Ginger is very popular ingredient that adds flavor and taste to the recipes its used in. It is widely consumed as fresh ginger, in oil form, dried as spice or juice. Well-known for its medicinal property, Ginger plays a vital role in every home. Available all throughout the year in your local market this underground Rhizome is fantastic stem.

Nutritional Facts

Ginger is considered as the world’s best and healthiest herb. The reason is it is an excellent source vitamins and minerals. The nutritional facts of ginger are listed below.

  • 77 g – Carbohydrate
  • 2 g – Dietary Fiber
  • 82 g – Protein
  • 2 g – Dietary Fiber
  • 7 g – Sugar
  • 13 mg- Sodium
  • 16 mg – Vitamin B6
  • 16 mg – Calcium
  • 6 mg – Iron
  • 5 mg – Vitamin C
  • 415mg – Potassium
  • 43 mg – Magnesium
  • 34 mg – Phosphorus
  • 34 mg – Zinc
  • 11 mcg – Folate
  • 034 mg – Riboflavin
  • 75 mg – Niacin
  • 6 mg – Iron

Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger

  • Prevents Indigestion

Adding Ginger to the meals help the digestive system to function efficiently and smoothly. The gastric movements and contraction of food/fluids are well regulated that in turns stimulates production of bile and saliva. So health problems such as nausea and gastrointestinal irritations can be avoided

  • Lessens Morning Sickness

Pregnant women can safely use Ginger if they experience nausea, vomiting or morning sickness.

  • Prominent pain and inflammation reducer

Consuming Ginger during menstrual cycle helps in reducing the severe pain. This is proved with the study carried at the University of Georgia by their volunteers.

  • Minimizes the risk of Colon Cancer

 As per the study published in the Cancer Prevention Research Journal, the anti inflammatory property of ginger proves that it can be supplemented in treating colon cancer.

Additionally, consuming this stem vegetable aid in reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. One tablespoon of fresh Ginger slices has Calories 5 and very low GL ( Glycemic Index)