G is for Ginger
NUTRITION TIP THURSDAY
G | Ginger
by Lindsey Herr, Dietetic Intern
Ginger not only is trendy, but it's actually full of great benefits! Have ginger tea, added to Asian dishes or into a dessert. The possibilities are endless and delicious! Red about some benefits below.
Aides in Digestion
Speeds up digestion by a significant amount.
Reduce Menstrual Pains
Ginger was found to reduce pains from menstruation as effectively as ibuprofen.
Ginger Contains Gingerol
Gingerol is the main active compound in ginger. Acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Found to be effective for rheumatoid arthritis. This is also good for reducing muscle soreness in situations like post-workout recovery.
Fights of nausea and morning sickness.
Been suggested to help fight age-related damage to the brain and Alzheimer’s.
Inhibits the growth of bacteria.