The Surprising Benefits of Ginger



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The Surprising Benefits of Ginger - Cleveland Clinic

Here's why this nutritious root plant can spice up your life

Spices aren’t just a way to add zest and flavor to your favorite dishes. Many also provide hefty doses of antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.

Ginger, which comes from a flowering root plant, especially provides a variety of great health benefits. Found first in southeast Asia, the spice has been used in Eastern medicine practices since the 9th century — and is also a staple of Asian, Indian and Caribbean cuisines.

Dietitian Candace O’Neill RD, LDN, shares why ginger is both delicious and highly nutritious and shares the best ways to add this versatile spice into our daily diet.