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January 17, 2020

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet, it is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that are good for your brain and also your body.

 

Here are some reasons why ginger is a good spice to sprinkle into your diet:

 

  • Ginger contains gingerol, a substance that has powerful medicinal properties. Did you know that ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China, it is also closely related to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. It has a long history of being used for its medicinal purposes like helping with indigestion, reduce nausea and help the common cold and flu. 
  • Following on from helping with such problems like nausea and has been used with pregnant women to help with morning sickness. It has also helped people recovering from chemotherapy or surgery and may suffer from nausea issues afterward. Although ginger is considered safe, talk to your doctor before taking large amounts of it at any one time, especially if you are pregnant. Some believe that large amounts can heighten the risk of miscarriage but there haven’t been any official studies to support this.
  • Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain. Some people have found that consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days has had a significant reduction in muscular pain. These effects are believed to be mediated by anti-inflammatory properties.
  • New research has shown that ginger also can help with diabetics, but this is not really confirmed so I won’t go into it without some sort of research support.
  • Another one for the ladies, ginger helps with menstrual pain. It can help reduce pain during your menstrual cycle and has been known to be just as effective as drugs like mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.

 

Overall ginger is a great little spice to be having in your diet. Though a lot of the things that have been mentioned above may not apply to you. It is good to know that there are natural remedies in order to tackle some of those issues.

 

 

 

 

 

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