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Ginger

Ginger is often used as natural medicine to help alleviate the symptoms of sickness, nausea and stomachs problems as ginger contains some chemicals that prevent nausea, inflammation and bloating. Ginger and ginger tea can help prevent the onset of colds. Ginger is also used an appetite stimulant and a digestive aid.

 

Nutritional Benefits

Vitamin B3
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Maintains normal immune system function
  • Maintains normal nervous system function
Vitamin B6
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Contributes to a reduction of fatigue
  • Normal protein and glycogen metabolism
  • Normal immune system function
  • Contributes to hormone regulation
Iron
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Aids in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributes to red blood cell and haemoglobin formation and the transport of oxygen around the body
  • Contributes to normal immune system function
  • Helps maintain normal cognitive function
Magnesium
  • Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
  • Helps to maintain normal muscle function
  • Contributes to protein synthesis and cell division
  • Maintains normal hormonal health
Manganese
  • Aids in the formation and activation of some enzymes

 

Risks and Side Effects

Ginger has very few risks or side effects but can interact with some medications.

 

Uses

Fresh ginger can be used in cooking a baking. It can be boiled in water or with lemon and drunk. Ground ginger can be used as a seasoning and can be added to foods and drinks.

 

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