I saw this recipe for ginger soup show up on my Facebook feed. Looks great so I thought I would share it. Ginger may reduce hypertension, inflammation, DNA breakage, nausea, migraines, and amyloid beta build-up, which is involved in Alzheimer’s disease. It may also reduce DNA damage from radiation and provide some protection from industrial pollutants. Ginger is an ingredient in chai tea, a drink considered to be a good antioxidant source. Adding ginger to a healthy pumpkin pie recipe makes it even healthier.
Ginger Soup It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
Rose McHale Always happy to share grandma’s recipe!
So, I generally measure out my water into the pan by using a bowl. If there’s 4 of us eating I put in 5 bowls of water. 6 of us- 7 bowls of water.
I add in enough chicken to feed us. A few chicken breasts without bones and a few thighs with skin and bone. But grandma usually uses a whole mini chicken. I just like keeping it simpler. Lol.
Boil/simmer until cooked. Then take the chicken out, cut it up and place aside.
Add in two heaping handfuls of ginger, sliced. Sometimes without the skin and sometimes with the skin. Just depends on our mood that day, if we feel like scraping it off. 😅
Add in two chicken bouillon cubes, garlic salt (1 tbsp or so), a few dollops of oyster sauce. Then let simmer on low for a few hours.
I then add one onion cut into thin slices and turn it up until the onion is tender. Add a splash/drizzle of soy sauce, and some pepper.
Then add the chicken back in and turn off the heat. Serve with (on top of) a bowl of Jasmine rice.
We don’t measure the seasoning usually because we make it so often. But that’s it. It’s really simple. You may also need to add more water while it’s simmering if the water level goes down.
11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research. It Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties
Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal.The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called ginger root, or simply ginger.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice, and is sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. It is a very common ingredient in recipes.
The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects (1Trusted Source).
Ginger is a popular spice. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Ginger can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness. Ginger appears to be highly effective against nausea. Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. It may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness.According to a review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea. However, ginger had no effect on vomiting episodes in this study. Although ginger is considered safe, talk to your doctor before taking large amounts if you are pregnant. Some believe that large amounts can raise the risk of miscarriage, but there are currently no studies to support this.
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