Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties.
The creators of the proverb“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” (an apple a day keeps the doctor away) did not know about this superfood that has been used for centuries both in the kitchen and in the kitchen traditional asian medicine, especially in China. We refer to gingera plant with such a long list of healthy properties that many experts recommend taking it daily.
Anti-inflammatory and digestive
The reason why ginger could be considered what is popularly known as a superfood is because of its content in essential oils and pungent substances.
Ginger contains 25% gingerol, the substance that gives it its spicy flavor. Gingerol has a similar action to acetylsalicylic acidwhich gives it an effect analgesic (relieves pain), which is why it has been used traditionally for menstrual pain or migraines.
In addition, gingerols stimulate the gastric juices and improve digestion, reduce gas and relieve nausea.
Ginger is also rich in minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron, and provides antioxidants.
fat burning action
Ginger helps burn fat and lose weight again due to its great content gingerol. The spicy has an action thermogenicwhich means that it increases the body temperature and accelerates caloric consumption.
Adding ginger to your dishes or taking infusions of this plant is a good complement to slimming diets.
Lowers blood sugar
The root of this plant is an ally to control sugar levels. A study demonstrated that people with type 2 diabetes who consumed 1.2 g of ginger daily for 90 days glucose levels improved.
Ginger would improve the insulin sensitivity. It would also reduce the amount of sugar that crosses the intestinal barrier to enter the blood.
refreshing ginger drink
Ideally, take the raw ginger root to make better use of its nutrients such as vitamin C, although you can also benefit from its properties if you prepare a infusion and you take it very cold.
- Cut the ginger into slices.
- Put water in a saucepan, add the ginger and heat on the fire.
- When it starts to boil, turn off the heat and let stand for 8 to 10 minutes, covered.
- Strain and add a squeeze of lemon juice.
To increase the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger you can add to the infusion turmeric and a pinch of cinnamon. Let cool in the fridge or add an ice cube if you drink it right away.
To consume raw ginger you can grate the root and mix it with olive oil and a little vinegar to obtain a vinaigrette that you can use to dress your salads.
you can also use ginger powderwhich you can prepare by crushing the root with a blender and even a coffee grinder. The ginger must be very dry before crushing it, for this leave it exposed to sunlight for a whole day. You can sprinkle ginger powder on soups, smoothies, meats, legumes, vegetables, rice dishes… Another option is to add it to sweet desserts, fresh cheese or cottage cheese, compotes or juices.