Why Ginger Gives You More Than Zesty Flavor

Ways to add this healthy spice into your diet
zesty ginger flavor

Spices help us explore the world with exotic tastes and they provide a healthy dose of antioxidants, phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins, advises dietitian Anna Taylor, MS, RD, LD. Ginger is one zesty spice that provides great health benefits.

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Enjoy ginger

Ginger is the funny-looking root plant that is versatile, delicious and highly nutritious. You can buy it fresh or powdered and it will add zest to so many meals.

Health benefits

  • Helps with nausea, motion or morning sickness.
  • Reduces muscle pain and menstrual pain.
  • Contains vitamin C, magnesium and potassium.

Ginger has also shown promise for inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in clinical trials.

Easy ways to incorporate into food

Use in vegetables, stir fries, chicken dishes, soups, sauces for main dishes, salad dressings, desserts, smoothies and even pancakes and tea. Sprinkle it on applesauce, or vegetables before roasting them.

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