Ginger is a herb known best for being used as medicine and in cooking. Being a versatile plant, can be used in various forms: powdered, dried, fresh, and as oil or juice. It is packed with vitamins like- A, C, E, B-vitamins and trace minerals like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, silicon, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, and beta-carotene. Here are some of the benefits of consuming ginger:
1. Ginger relieves stomach issues
Ginger is known to have curative properties for stomach issues. It tends to accumulate in gastrointestinal tract and eases abdominal heaviness. Being carminative in nature it eases flatulence and relieves gastric disturbances like upset stomach, colic and diarrhea. Adding ginger to your diet is very appetizing as well.
2. Reduces inflammation and pain
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that ginger’s active agents are as effective as those of popular analgesic. Trying consuming ginger in case of severe menstrual cramps. It relieves migraine headaches, muscle pain, back and joint pain.
3. Prevents onset of cancer
A herb packed with powerful antioxidants that helps prevent cancer, ginger can slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells and can help reduce your risk of developing colon, breast, lung, skin, pancreatic and prostate cancers. Add it in your morning tea or a smoothie and help the caner preventing properties.
4. Boosts immune system
Rich in zinc, magnesium and chromium; ginger can guard you against getting cold and flu during a winter season. It stimulates blood circulation and reduce chill, excessive perspiration and fever. Another immunity boosting ingredient is lemon and it goes well with ginger. Have a cup of lemon- ginger tea in the morning to stay fit, healthy and cheerful all day.
5. Helps to weight loss
Weight conscious or watching your calories? Add ginger to your diet! It promotes a faster feeling of fullness thereby needing to eat less. Ginger is also believed to be a natural powerful agent that suppresses hunger and appetite and it helps to speed up metabolism and burn fat.
While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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