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Ginger: A Powerful Spice with Impressive Health



Ginger isn't just a delicious addition to stir-fries and curries; it's a nutritional powerhouse with a long history of medicinal use. Packed with bioactive compounds and antioxidants, ginger offers a range of science-backed benefits for your body and brain.


Here's why ginger deserves a spot in your diet:


Natural Pain Relief

Ginger's anti-inflammatory properties may help alleviate muscle soreness and joint pain associated with arthritis and exercise injuries.


Improved Digestion

Ginger can soothe gastrointestinal discomfort and promote healthy digestion by stimulating the movement of food through your gut.


Reduced Cholesterol

Studies suggest ginger can activate an enzyme that helps your body utilize cholesterol, potentially lowering your overall levels.


Nausea Relief

Ginger excels at calming nausea, making it a popular remedy for morning sickness and motion sickness. Consider sipping ginger tea or nibbling on raw ginger to ease queasiness.


Antioxidant Powerhouse

Ginger is brimming with phytonutrients, natural compounds that protect your cells from damage and may boost your immune system.



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Wholistica shared her delicious healthy recipe for Vegan Ginger Cookies with us for a great way to incorporate this culinary spice into your diet.


SERVING: 15 cookies

TIME: 20 - 30 minutes


- 1 cup of sugar

- 2 cups of flour

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 2 and a half tablespoons of freshly grated ginger

- A quarter teaspoon of salt

- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

- 1/2 cup of canola oil (can also substitute for rapeseed, coconut, olive)

- 1/4 cup soy milk


METHOD:


1) Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon into a bowl and mix and set aside

2) Add the sugar, milk, oil into another bowl and mix well also. Once mixed add in the rest of the ingredients from step 1 and whisk all together. The mixture will remain quite wet.

3) Have a baking tray ready with greased paper ready for the cookies to be baked. Now the mixture is ready, make small balls (about 1 teaspoon in size), and add to the tray. You can use a spoon to gently flatten the cookies out and as an optional extra you can sprinkle each cookie with sugar. My batch made around 15 , but yours may be a little more or less

4) Place on the top shelf of your oven at 180 Celsius and bake for around 10 minutes, check cookies are golden slightly but do not burn. adjust cooking time accordingly to your preference and you are all done. Either eat straight away or store in an airtight jar to keep fresh

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