It’s no coincidence that ginger has been used as a natural medicine for several hundred years. Now science is again and again revealing that the root plant has some seriously awesome effects on health. The edible part, the root itself, is recognizable at grocery shops everywhere.
Personally, I eat ginger pretty rarely- not because I dislike it, but because I simply forget to pick some up when I’m at the grocery store. But after seeing this list, forgetting will be much more difficult!
Everyone should be aware of this super food’s incredible properties.
1. Ginger is good for the heart
The consumption of ginger can lower cholesterol, this study conclusively revealed. In the 45-day study, 85 people with high cholesterol were given 3 grams of ginger powder a day. By the end of the study, their cholesterol levels were significantly reduced. Low cholesterol levels lead, among other things, to a reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension and stroke.
2. Ginger fights the common cold
You may have already heard that ginger is great to provide relief for colds and even reverse colds before they settle in. There is certainly truth in this: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants. Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help reduce the risk of infections, according to studies.
3. Ginger relieves nausea
Nausea is never fun, and ginger can be very helpful if you feel unwell. Studies have shown that among other things, ginger relieves nausea during pregnancy and after surgery.
4. Good for the stomach
Ginger is a classic folk remedy for gastroenteritis and other stomach discomforts. The power food reduces flatulence, improves digestion and can help with diarrhea.
5. Ginger helps relieve migraines
Eating ginger every day is said to counteract inflammatory substances in the brain’s blood vessels. Ginger also helps the nausea that can be experienced during a migraine attack. This study shows ginger to be at least as effective as sumatriptan, a drug commonly used in migraine treatment. 100 people with acute migraines were tested, and the researchers found that ginger and sumatriptan were comparably effective- with the side effects of ginger milder than those from the sumatriptan. (Continue On Next Page, Must Read #10)
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