Thursday, April 4, 2013

Don't skip the ginger

Photo: Jodi Torpey

Did you ever wonder why sushi always comes with a side of pickled ginger?

Its purpose is to cleanse the palate so people can enjoy the distinct flavors of every piece of sushi served. It's also there to promote good digestion since ginger is very soothing for the stomach.

Here are a few other perks we can all benefit from by eating ginger.


  • Eases digestion, bloating and gas.
  • Is great in reducing motion sickness and morning sickness for pregnant women.
  • Aids in lowering cholesterol.
  • Reduces the production of cancer cells.
  • Reduces inflammation with ailments such as arthritis.
  • Boosts your metabolism and aids in breaking down fats and protein.

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