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Super Healthy Asian Ingredients

Super Healthy Asian Ingredients
Many Asian cuisines are renowned not only for their distinctive flavours, but also for their common use of potent healthy ingredients. The medicinal powers of many of these ingredients have long been recognised and used in traditional medicine in Asian countries for thousands of years. These ingredients have staggering health benefits and are staple ingredients in Asian dishes - just another reason to incorporate Asian dishes into your diet.

Ginger
Ginger is a staple in Indian, Chinese and Thai dishes because of its distinctive flavour, but it also offers an amazing range of health benefits. Its most frequent medicinal use is to aid digestion, but it is also commonly used to relieve nausea and motion sickness. Additionally, ginger is believed to have anti-inflammatory qualities that relieve pain. Eating a heavy infused ginger meal may also be beneficial to those suffering cold & flu symptoms as it may speed up the recovery and reduce the symptoms. 

Fermented Foods
Kimchi, a fermented vegetable dish is foundational to Korean cuisine and carries an impressive range of health benefits. The probiotics which are created in the fermenting process aid digestion and also provide ample antioxidants which fight against free radical damage. Kimchi is also full of flavonoids and phenolic components which support a healthy immune system, helping you avoid getting sick. Kimchi is even believed to have cancer and diabetes fighting properties and aid with weight loss.

Chilli
A staple in almost all Asian cuisines, chilli contains an amazing seven times the vitamin C of an orange and can relieve migraines and muscle, joint and nerve pain. It can also boost your metabolism, aiding in weight loss. 

Tumeric
Tumeric is commonly used in Indian and Thai curries and is perhaps the healthiest ingredient of all. Tumeric has natural anti-inflammatory powers and is also a powerful antioxidant, which means it can work to prevent cancer and dementia. 
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