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Ginger is packed full of macro and micronutrients, fatty acids and amino acids. It is even classified as one of the world’s healthiest spices according to the The World’s Healthiest Foods.

There are so many reasons to incorporate ginger into our everyday eating patterns. Not only does it bring a distinct aroma of flavour to our foods but brings many health benefits along with it.

Here are 10 you simply need-to-know:

1. Aids Digestion

By increasing digestive fluids and saliva, ginger helps to increase the stomach’s gastric motility. Allowing it to aid in digestive issues.

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2. Assists With Inflammation

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties which can help relieve symptoms of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism.

3. Calms Nausea

Ginger helps to calm motion sickness, prevent morning sickness and is also recommended to those experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea.

4. Assists In The Repercussions Of Diabetes

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Ginger is naturally low in GI and helps to assist in the implications of diabetes by reducing levels of serum glucose and maintaining blood sugar levels. It also helps to lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

5. Herbal Medicine for Alzheimer’s Disease

In traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs and spices that contain high levels of phytochemicals such as ginger are used as a preventative for Alzheimer free aging.

6. Antihistamine and Decongestant

Ginger helps to decongest cold and flu-like symptoms while relieving headaches and sore throats.

7. Assists in Weight-loss

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Ginger can act as a fat burner by maintaining satiety, and make you feel full for longer.

8. Treats Heartburn

Ginger inhibits acid reflux, helping to soothe the effects of heartburn, better than some medications.

9. Improves Nutrient Absorption

Ginger helps to activate the enzymes in the body that assimilate essential nutrient absorption.

10. Reduces Flatulence

Due to ginger’s ability aid in digestion, it also alleviates the symptoms of flatulence.

Another fantastic thing about ginger, apart from benefiting our health, of course, is the flavor it brings to our foods. Whether it be sweet or savoury, there is always a great way and great reason to maintain ginger into our diets!

What Is Your Favourite Way To Include Ginger Into Your Diet?

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