With its zesty, peppery flavour and its extensive list of health benefits, ginger root is equal parts delicious and nutritious. It’s versatile, easy to use and has been associated with everything from beating motion sickness to better brain function.
The health benefits of ginger are largely due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and content of therapeutic compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone.
So what is ginger good for and how can you incorporate it into your diet? Available in fresh, dried, ground, capsule and juice form, ginger root is easy to add to the diet and can have a lasting impact on just about every aspect of health. Why not try our $5 ‘Fresh Wicket’ juice available at Juiced @ The Wicket in Cricket Square for this week only! We’ve combined ginger, coconut water, cucumber and a touch of pineapple to give you a nourishing hug.
Used historically as a natural remedy for sea sickness and morning sickness, ginger is perhaps most well-known for its ability to treat nausea.
Ginger has powerful anti-fungal properties that can safely and successfully help kill off disease-causing fungi.
Stomach ulcers are painful sores that form in the lining of the stomach and cause symptoms like indigestion, fatigue, heartburn and abdominal discomfort. Several studies have found that ginger could help prevent the formation of stomach ulcers by decreasing levels of inflammatory proteins and blocking the activity of enzymes related to ulcer development.
Unfortunately, adverse side effects like pain, period cramps and headaches are commonly associated with menstruation for many women. While some turn to over-the-counter medications to provide symptom relief, natural remedies like ginger can be just as useful at easing menstrual pain.
Ginger also appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain, and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.
So the bottom line… add more ginger into your diet to feel good, starting with our ‘Fresh Wicket’ juice! See photo below.