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It should be no surprise to you that we’re big fans of garlic and ginger and the extra special flavor they bring to foods. Garlic and ginger each have many uses outside the kitchen—so you’ll want to make sure you’re always well stocked. We’ve shared some of our favorite possible health benefits of garlic and ginger below. 

Health Benefits of Ginger and Garlic

Garlic health benefits: 

  • High in antioxidants — Garlic is full of healthy antioxidants! Antioxidants may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you’re exposed to harmful environmental factors, so ingesting foods high in antioxidants may help combat those negative effects on the body.
  • Packs a low-calorie health punch — Garlic is a tasty way to add nutritional benefits without sacrificing many of your daily calories. One clove of garlic is a great source of B6, fiber, and selenium which may have positive effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, and bone health. 
  • Rich history — History tells us that in ancient times, garlic was used in a wide variety to treatment many ailments, including colds, respiratory issue, parasites, poor digestion, TB, diabetes, fevers, and even dysentery. Today, modern medicine has given us very effective treatments for many of these issues, but garlic remains in the diet of many health-conscious individuals.


Ginger health benefits:

  • Calm that upset stomach — No one likes feeling queasy. Ginger has long been revered as a natural remedy for upset stomachs, especially by pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. Ginger candies, natural ginger ale, and ginger tea are easy ways to get ginger into your system when you’re feeling a little green. 
  • Clear your congestion — Ginger can help with stuffed up sinuses and also soothe sore throats, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and antibacterial abilities. 
  • Soothe sore muscles — Again, ginger’s anti-inflammatory effect can be of great benefit to someone dealing with soreness. Recent studies have shown ginger to may help with muscle soreness. Try taking a bath with ginger and Epsom salts.  


You should always check with your doctor before making any changes that will impact your health. Has ginger or garlic helped you improve your health? Let us know on social media how you use either of these multi-talented kitchen staples to impact your life in a healthier way!