Ginger is among the healthiest and
most effective spices on the planet. It is something that should be
inside everyones pantry for quick access to use when cooking or
even to add to a herbal tea. At Vision we aim to educate and
inspire you make better decisions when it comes to your health.
Below are some of the top reasons you need to including Ginger in
Here are 5 health benefits of
ginger that are supported by scientific research.
Ginger Contains Gingerol, a
Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties
The rhizome (underground part of
the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It is often called
ginger root, or simply ginger.
The unique fragrance and flavor of
ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is
Gingerol is the main bioactive
compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal
properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
Bottom Line: It is high in
gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and
Ginger Can Treat Many Forms
of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness
Ginger appears to be highly
effective against nausea.
According to a review of 12 studies
that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of
ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea.
Ginger May Reduce Muscle Pain
Ginger has been shown to be
effective against exercise-induced muscle pain. These effects are
believed to be mediated by the anti-inflammatory properties.
Bottom Line: Ginger appears to be
effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain,
and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.
The Anti-Inflammatory Effects Can
Help With Osteoarthritis
degeneration of the joints in the body, leading to symptoms like
joint pain and stiffness.
In a controlled trial of 247 people
with osteoarthritis of the knee, those who took ginger extract had
less pain and required less pain medication.
Bottom Line: There are some studies
showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of
Ginger May Drastically Lower
Blood Sugars and Improve Heart Disease Risk Factors
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%.
Bottom Line: Ginger has been shown
to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk
factors in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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