Ginger – 1 tbsp. = 5 calories
Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor. Fresh ginger is available throughout the year. The flesh of ginger can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. Ginger is considered one of the healthiest spices. It contains nutrients and bioactive compounds that have many benefits for your body and brain. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice.
Ginger has some health benefits that are supported by research:
- Gastrointestinal Relief.
- Safe and Effective Relief of Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy.
- May also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery and in cancer patients during chemotherapy.
- It has anti-Inflammatory effects.
- Protection against Colorectal Cancer.
- Ginger Induces Cell Death in Ovarian Cancer Cells.
- Immune Boosting Action.
- May reduce blood sugar.
- Improve Heart Disease Risk Factors.
- Ginger powder may reduce menstrual pain.
- May reduce cholesterol level.
- Improve brain function in elderly women.
Nutritional Analysis by Polyvios Nikolaou Dietitian – Nutritionist.
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