Food and Health

GINGER


 

Benefits:
  • May prevent motion sickness.
  • Can help to quell nausea.
  • Ginger wine may help to relieve menstrual cramps.
Drawbacks:
  • Raw or candied ginger may irritate oral tissue and other mucous membranes.

 

GRAINS



 

Benefits:
  • An excellent source of starchy carbohydrate and dietary fiber.
  • A good source of niacin, riboflavin, other B vitamins and iron.
  • More economical than meat, fish and other diet staples.
Drawbacks:
  • An incomplete source of protein.
  • Gluten in some grain products provokes malabsorption symptoms in people who have celiac disease.