The year 2020 made everyone realize the importance of eating healthy, exercising and working to strengthen the immune system. As such, kadha concoctions and superfoods became the buzzwords. But did you know that ginger, a staple in most Indian cuisines, is one of the best ingredients for strengthening the immune system?
Anthony William, the author of Medical environment, He recently took to Instagram and shared that “ginger is the best antispasmodic and helps us be less reactive.”
“The antispasmodic properties of ginger come from its more than 60 trace elements, more than 30 amino acids (many of them undiscovered) and more than 500 enzymes and coenzymes that work together to quell reactivity,” he wrote.
He added that ginger is a soothing relaxant for the throat area and also helps relieve tension headaches and flush excess lactic acid from muscle tissue into the bloodstream and out of the body.
Not only that, but it is also antibacterial and antiparasitic in nature. “Ginger is also very helpful in helping stress, rebuilding DNA, and enhancing your body’s B12 production.” Here are the many Ginger health benefits.
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If you are wondering how to incorporate ginger into your diet, then there is nothing like a warm cup of ginger tea to help calm your upset stomach and also “relax any other areas of tension for up to 12 hours,” wrote William.
You can also consume it in the form of ginger shots, grate it in your salads and meals. Try this simple ginger-laden drink (Recipe here)