Ginger is an antibacterial and that’s why it’s used with fish dishes in the Asian culture. If there is a slight chance that the fish may be “off” the ginger prevents the diner from getting sick. Have you eaten sushi and sashimi? There is fermented pickled ginger sliced and served on the side. It is also a great digestive when eaten with raw fish. The added benefit of fermented and pickled ginger is that there are probiotics in the root which then plant themselves in the intestines. We need a variety of fermented foods in order to keep our intestinal garden happy and healthy.
Ginger helps digestion and is full of fiber. I make ginger tea by boiling chopped ginger in water and adding lemon. If my family has a cold, I add honey. The ginger helps with sore throats and breaks up chest congestion. The fiber in ginger cannot be digested by our body, but it helps with elimination.
Ginger also helps with nausea. When I was pregnant I ate crystallized dehydrated ginger and lemon wedges to keep nausea at bay. My kids eat crystallized ginger as a dessert in their lunch bags. They love it and know it is good for them. Ginger is relatively cheap too. Enjoy your ginger in a variety of ways!
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