Benefits of Ginger

Who doesn’t love ginger? It’s an ingredient in some of the most delicious foods, from gingerbread cookies to curry, and everything in between.

Not only is ginger delicious, but it holds many great benefits to our health.

What is ginger?


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Ginger is a plant native to China, closely related to turmeric.

It’s used in alternative and traditional medicine for aiding digestion, reducing nausea, and fighting colds.

Ginger is a versatile plant that can be used fresh, powdered, dried, or even as oil or juice. It is an extremely common ingredient in recipes and is also sometimes used in cosmetics.

Ginger’s unique aroma and taste comes from its natural oil, gingerol.

Gingerol is the main compound in ginger, responsible for its medicinal effects. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Why do I need ginger?

  • May help treat nausea:

According to a study from the University of Exeter, ginger seems to be highly effective against nausea.

However, ginger’s anti-nausea properties may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea. According to a review of several studies that included 1,278 pregnant women, between 1.1 and 1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce nausea symptoms.

  • May reduce exercise-induced muscle pain:

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Ginger is effective for exercise-induced muscle pain.

In one particular study from the Georgia College and State University, it was found that consuming 2 grams of ginger a day, for 11 days, reduced muscle pain in people doing elbow exercises.

  • May help treat indigestion:

Chronic indigestion results in recurring pain in the stomach.

Ginger provides relief to people with indigestion by helping bowel movements.

In a study found in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, it was found that after people ate soup, ginger reduced the time it took for the stomach to empty.

  • May reduce menstrual cramps:

Many women experience cramping and pain during their menstrual cycle. Ginger may relieve this pain for several women.

In a study from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 150 women took 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of their period. Ginger was as effective as ibuprofen in reducing pain.

  • May lower cholesterol:

High levels of LDL cholesterol, known as “bad” cholesterol, pose an increased risk of heart disease.

Your diet has a strong influence on LDL levels.

In a 45-day study from Babol University of Medical Sciences of 85 individuals, it was found that consuming 3 grams of ginger powder caused large reductions in cholesterol markers.

Where can I find ginger?

Ginger is widely available in grocery stores, both in root form and powdered form.

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Sources

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger#section1

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