Ginger is among the most amazing, healthy foods on the planet.
Aside from tasting delicious, it is packed with health benefits and bioactive compounds that do wonders for us.
Scientists are starting to explore all the benefits more closely.
We know that we love it in our tea, but we’re also discovering that it can help with tons of common ailments, fight colds, and help you beat nausea.
Ginger and cancer
According to researchers, ginger’s anti-cancer properties are a result of the compound 6-gingerol, which is found in large amounts in raw ginger. 6-gingerol has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities.
Adding ginger to your diet can help prevent new cancer cells from forming and destroy active ones.
Helps with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is a common disorder that affects nearly 25-45 million Americans. Some symptoms include cramps, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and mucus in the stool. People who suffer from painful IBS will be happy to hear ginger can offer some relief. That’s because ginger can help relax the intestines during a flare-up.
Gas can be embarrassing at the wrong times. While there are a wide variety of anti-gas products on the market, it’s always best to try the natural route first. Ginger tea is easy enough to make and has been proven effective at relieving gas. Drink a cup of ginger tea before you go to sleep to let it work its magic overnight while you’re sleeping.
It should act to clear out your digestive system and neutralize the problem from inside.
Heartburn is the main symptom of acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a common condition that affects nearly 50 percent of Americans. Today, approximately 20 million Americans are taking an acid inhibiting drug to treat painful heartburn. There’s a problem with that statistic, though.
Studies show certain heartburn drugs do more harm than good. Instead of turning to drugs, drink ginger tea.
Aids Weight loss
Ginger is a natural ingredient that’s found in many “fat-burning” supplements. It can speed up the metabolism, leading to calorie-burning. It can also help keep you feeling full for longer, reducing your overall calorie intake.
Helps Manage Blood Sugar Levels
Research suggests that ginger can help keep blood glucose levels in check. This is important because these levels have a direct impact on weight loss and weight gain, as well as how energetic or lethargic you feel throughout the day. Adding ginger to your lunch might help you stay focused and on task. Think of ginger as an all-natural alternative to products like 5 Hour “Energy.”
Helps with Morning Sickness
Pregnant women might want to increase their ginger intake if they are suffering from bouts of morning sickness. That’s because the ginger acts as a calming agent. When compared to a placebo in clinical tests, participants who consumed ginger noticed significant symptom relief.
Reduces Arthritic Inflammation
Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. For that reason, it can help relieve a host of inflammation-based conditions and diseases. That includes arthritis, a condition that affects millions of Americans. Along with reducing inflammation, people with arthritis can expect some pain relief from the ginger.