This exotic ingredient is specially used in Asian and Indian cuisine, besides being delicious it has been used for medicinal purposes. Ginger can be consumed as a spice, in oil form, as a juice or fresh directly from your organic shop.
One can add ginger on everything you might want, from desserts like cookies to a wide variety of savory recipes. The substances responsible for its attributes are the gingerols and shogaols, which contribute to health and healing.
In this post, we will explain you some of its most surprising health benefits. Let´s start!
Cold and flu remedy
To drink ginger tea will help you to prevent a flu during winter season. Ginger is diaphoretic; it promotes sweating from within your body.
Next time you feel you are getting a cold, make some tea with fresh ginger in some hot water, and add honey and lemon for some extra Vitamin C.
Nausea and digestion
If you want to help your gastrointestinal problems, drink or eat some ginger. The phenolic element in here stimulates saliva and bile production, and suppress gastric contractions. In addition, ginger has beneficial effects on the enzymes trypsin. It can also prevent colon cancer and constipation. To chew it raw or drink it in tea can help prevent nausea for motion sickness.
Helps to support healthy inflammation levels
Several studies have shown that this wonderful root eases pain and lowers levels of inflammation. It also, looks like it is very effective at reducing the progression of muscle pain, and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.
It helps with the joint pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. A great way to improve your pain is to use ginger, mastic, cinnamon and sesame oil and putting on the affected area.
Lower cholesterol and sugar levels
According to some studies, people with high cholesterol who took ginger showed lower percentages of cholesterol, including triglycerides, cholesterol, and low- density lipoprotein.
Additionally, this spice has the ability to normalize blood sugar levels, as it lowers serum total cholesterol, triglycerides and increases the HDL-cholesterol levels. Like we know, diabetes is a digestive disorder and diabetics often has problems with acid reflux, soothing the digestive tract. This is a great reason for diabetics to add ginger to their daily routine, as a supplement or as an ingredient.
The great thing is that ginger is available in many forms. Moreover, cooking with this root is safe for most people, specially, if you want to reduce a specific symptom. Nevertheless, if you take too much can interfere with some medications or cause adverse effects.
A great way to integrate this superfood, is to buy products that contain it. You can try our Beanvivo Miso-Ginger. Our delicious snack, can be used as a dip, side dish or spread on your favorite base like bread or cookies.
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