What Ginger can do for you

International Journal of Food Science Nutrition in 2014 Declared Ginger as one of the very few “super foods” actually worthy of that term.

Ginger is world renounced for its wonderful medicinal properties and it’s amazing health benefits.

It has been used for thousands of years in China natural medicine. Ginger is very reliable food.

Different scientific research shows that ginger is very effective for stomach problems and also fights stress. It is a powerful antioxidant, free radical fighting and it is a very powerful anti-inflammatory.

Ingesting 3 grams of ginger is enough to receive all its nutrients and feel its effect. First you will feel its thermal effect in the stomach which protects and at the same time improves and relieves the symptoms of stomach problems.

At this time all the nutrients of ginger are completely digested and transport and repair at the cellular level are initiated by the powerful antioxidants that initiate the process of restoring the cells. Then, the branches of the body where the nutrients of the ginger have arrived are activated and here is when we start to receive almost 100% of the benefits.

  • 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 may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

  • Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain. Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain. These effects are believed to be mediated by the anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Osteoarthritis is a common health problem; it involves degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like joint pain and stiffness. There are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem.

  • Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. This area of research is relatively new, but ginger may have powerful anti-diabetic properties. In a recent 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12% (11). It also dramatically improved HbA1c (a marker for long-term blood sugar levels), leading to a 10% reduction over a period of 12 weeks. There was also a 28% reduction in the ApoB/ApoA-I ratio, and a 23% reduction in markers for oxidized lipoproteins. These are both major risk factors for heart disease.

  • In chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.

  • One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea). Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period. In one study, 150 women were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of the menstrual period. Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period. Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.

  • Ginger has anti-cancer properties that are attributed to 6-gingerol, a substance that is found in large amounts in raw ginger. It fights cancer cells, helping to prevent colon cancer especially.

  • Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the ageing process. They are believed to be among the key drivers of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain. It can also improve brain function in elderly women.

  • Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria. It is very effective against the oral bacteria linked to inflammatory diseases in the gums, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections.

  • Ginger also blocks the effect of prostaglandin, the substance that causes an inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain that can lead to migraines. So it reduces and prevents the migraines.

Make a tea out of shredded fresh ginger root and green tea leaves, add honey if you like and drink it every morning!

Disclaimer: I am not a Medical Doctor nor am I giving you any medical advise. My information is based on a research, articles and interviews by world leading Naturopathic scientists and Doctors.For more information contact your family MD.

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