The ginger is common spice in Indian and Asian cuisine and it has been used for centuries. It has health benefits like reducing pain, digestive issues and nausea. The most used part of the ginger is its underground stem or root, or rhizome. You can consume ginger dried, powdered, fresh or in form of juice or oil. Here are some reasons why you need to include it into your diet:
*Relieves digestive issues*
Its phenolic compounds have been shown to relieve irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. They stimulate the bile production and saliva while allowing the fluids and foods to move through the gastrointestinal tract more smoothly. A study which included 24 healthy people showed that taking 1.2gr of powdered ginger before the meal accelerated the stomach emptying and reduced the indigestion by 50 percent.
Consuming raw ginger or ginger tea is safe remedy for nausea, especially during pregnancy and morning sickness and cancer treatment. Twelve studies which included pregnant women showed that 1.2 to 1.5gr of ginger reduced nausea.
It was found in a study that ginger can reduce the muscle pain by 25 percent. It can also reduce the pain during the menstrual cycles. It is believed by the researchers that it is effective at reducing the day to day muscle pain progression.
The osteoarthritis is a problem that includes degeneration of the joints in the body causing stiffness and pain. In a study, people who took ginger extract experienced less pain and took less pain medication.
*Reduces the risk of heart disease*
In a study with patients with type2 diabetes, it was found that two grams of ginger powder on a daily basis lowered the blood sugar and it led to 10 percent reduction over twelve-week period. The high blood sugar is the major cause of heart disease.
*Lowers the cholesterol levels*
A study that included 85 people and lasted 45 days showed that three grams of ginger powder on a daily basis can reduce the levels of cholesterol. It is believed that the ginger can help in lowering the levels of cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease.
6-gingerol is a substance contained in ginger which was studied as alternative treatment for some cancer types. One study discovered that 2gr of ginger extract on a daily basis can reduce pro-inflammatory signaling molecule in colon.
*Improves brain function*
Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are 2 factors that accelerate the process of aging and become key driver of Alzheimer’s. It is suggested by some studies that the ginger’s bioactive compounds and antioxidants can inhibit inflammatory responses that happen in the brain. A study that included 60 women (middle-aged) showed that the ginger extract can improve the working memory and reaction time suggesting that it supports the brain health in many ways.
Source > naturalcarebox.com