Ginger or adrak has many medicinal properties
It’s the winter when we all look forward to superfoods to keep us warm and healthy. One such superfood is ginger which is widely used in all Indian cuisines. Popularly known as adrak, ginger has many medicinal properties. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants. During winter, when the body’s metabolic rate decreases, digestion becomes a serious problem. Ginger also helps maintain a healthy digestive routine. Given the many benefits of ginger, it should be regularly included in the diet. Nutritionist Lovneet Batra has shared helpful information on how ginger helps the body stay warm and fight infections during the winter months.
Here’s how, says Lovneet Batra, ginger helps the body:
1) Ginger helps digestion. It helps food move through the digestive system, which prevents gas buildup. Beyond its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting, ginger is also used by many people to improve overall digestion.
2) Ginger helps fight colds, coughs and flu. Its medicinal properties can reduce inflammation and soothe sore throats. It is also antibacterial and may help protect against cold viruses.
3) Ginger helps reduce joint pain. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties of ginger make it a superfood that boosts overall immunity. For arthritis sufferers, it works wonders for reducing inflammation.
4) Ginger helps lower bad cholesterol. It activates an enzyme in the body which increases the utilization of cholesterol and lowers its level.
Lovneet Batra also described several ways to consume ginger regularly. We can add it to our vegetables and snacks, or boil it in water and drink it in the morning or evening. Also, 5-10ml of ginger juice with amla can be consumed in the morning to maintain mood light throughout the day.
Here is the Instagram video of Lovneet Batra:
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine. Apart from food, if you’re looking for other ways to include it in your daily diet, you can try making ginger-jaggery tea or cinnamon-ginger milk. But whatever you do, as Lovneet Batra says in her caption, “Let’s include this superfood in our diet and pave the way to good health in 2022.”
DoctorNDTV is the one stop site for all your health needs, providing the most credible health information, health news and advice with expert advice on healthy living, diet plans, videos informative, etc. You can get the most relevant and accurate information you need about health issues. such as diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, weight loss and many other lifestyle related diseases. We have a panel of over 350 experts who help us develop content by providing valuable input and bringing us the latest in the world of healthcare.