We’ve all heard of “Superfoods”. Things like Avocados, Kale, Chia seeds, Pomegranates, and Acai berries. Were you aware that Ginger is also considered a superfood? It is a tantalizing spice that is widely used in many dishes in Thai food and beyond. Ginger is a delicious way to deliver many health benefits such as the following.

Aids in Easing Muscle Pain

Ginger is a well-known anti-inflammatory. Although it is not going to take away all your muscle pain from heavy strain or exercise, consuming 2 grams a day of ginger regularly, will help to reduce the amount of muscle pain and soreness over time, without the use of over the counter medications. 

Aids in Easing Nausea

A common practice for those experiencing nausea due to illness, morning sickness during pregnancy or motion sickness while traveling is to snack on a few ginger snaps. The ginger in these tasty treats really does help! As little as 1 – 1.5 grams of ginger is all that is needed to help alleviate nausea.

Aids in Lowering Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

There has been growing research suggesting that 2 grams of ginger a day is showing to have anti-diabetic properties! Lowering your blood sugars as well as improving your risk for heart disease are major health concerns for millions of people. For those battling high cholesterol, adding 3 grams of ginger a day can seriously reduce your cholesterol markers. Simply adding extra flavor to enhance your meals as well as benefit your health sounds almost too good to be true…but it’s not! Of course, not every Thai dish will contain the required 2 or 3 grams but every bit helps to get you where you need to be to maximize your health benefits of ginger. 

With all these amazing health benefits as well as the spicy flavor, it is definitely worth adding ginger to your diet. Here are a few ginger rich dishes available at Thaiphoon @ Pentagon Row in Arlington, VA. 

  • SPICY ROASTED DUCK SALAD: Shredded roasted duck, fresh ginger, scallions + celery on a bed of baby mixed greens tossed with a chili vinaigrette.
  • GINGER PERFECT: Ginger, onion, scallions + shiitake, sautéed in a soybean sauce and your choices of Chicken, beef or pork.
  • GRILLED GINGER SALMON: Drizzled with a ginger soy sauce, garnished with crunchy ginger strips. Served with a side of garlic fried rice topped with crispy shallots.
  • WHOLE CRISPY FLOUNDER: Your choice of sauce: chili, basil + garlic sauce or mushroom, ginger + black bean sauce

These ginger reach meals are just waiting for you to come in and order them, place an order to go or even for delivery with Chow Now. Come in or give us a call at 703-413-8200 today