Authentic Food of the Day: Ginger

In Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine, ginger is considered a universal remedy. In America, it is commonly known that ginger helps aid in the soothing of a tummy ache. Whenever I get that occasional feeling of nausea, I always drink pure ginger tea. It is my miracle food and always makes me feel better! The USDA database lists gingerol (the ingredient responsible for the delicious taste in ginger) as an antiemetic. This means it has the property of preventing nausea and vomiting. Studies have shown that 75 percent of pregnant women who used ginger experienced relief from their morning sickness. Ginger has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may be useful in a nutritional program for arthritis and fibromyalgia. It also helps to boost the immune system as an effective antimicrobial and antiviral agent.


– Ginger is a good source of potassium, magnesium, copper, and maganese.

– You can extend the shelf life of your dried ginger by keeping it in the refrigerator.

– To retain all the nutrients of ginger, add it to your dishes at the end of the cooking process. Grate it and sprinkle it on fish, salads, soups, etc.