Ginger is a popular root/spice that has been used for centuries not only for its flavor but also for its health benefits. It contains various bioactive compounds, including gingerol, shogaol, and zingerone, which are responsible for its medicinal properties. Some of the health benefits of ginger include:
Anti-inflammatory properties: Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory effects, which help reduce inflammation and provide relief from conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory-related diseases.
Digestive aid: Ginger is known to promote healthy digestion. It helps alleviate symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and gas by promoting the movement of food and gas through the digestive tract.
Nausea and vomiting relief: Ginger is effective in reducing nausea and vomiting, particularly in pregnancy-related morning sickness, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and postoperative nausea.
Immune system support: Ginger contains antioxidants that help support the immune system, protecting the body from oxidative stress and potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
Pain relief: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger also provides relief from muscle and joint pain. It's used to alleviate menstrual pain as well.
Cardiovascular health: Ginger helps improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol levels, and improving blood circulation.
Anti-diabetic effects: Ginger help improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels, making it potentially beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.
Weight management: Ginger aids in weight loss by increasing metabolism and promoting feelings of fullness, which could lead to reduced calorie intake.
Respiratory health: Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties also help soothe respiratory problems like coughs and sore throats.
We at Bunny Chow use ginger in many of our menu items. From our Curries to our Bobotie to our famous Preston's NON Alcoholic Ginger Beer. We love Preston's as it made with fresh organic Peruvian ginger root and all natural ingredients. We carry many flavours including Traditional, Lite, Hibiscus and the newest release "Passion Fruit." We also mix South African cocktails with Preston's Ginger Beer to make it a "Healthy Cocktail." We offer Joburg Mules, Zulu Passion, Cape Cooler, Durban Sunrise and many many more signature cocktails. Stop by and check out our selection of cocktails, ginger beers and other products using this healthy ingredient - ginger.