Health Benefits Of Ginger

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Health Benefits Of Ginger

Ginger root in closeup

Health Benefits Of Ginger: Packed with abundance of nutrients and bioactive compounds, it provides various health benefits to the body. Gingerol, an active ingredient in ginger is full of powerful medicinal properties. Following are list of health benefits provided by ginger:

  • Relieves Nausea:

 Ginger is effective in preventing pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness, sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness.

  • Reduces Muscle Pain and Soreness-.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties.Ginger appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain, and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness.

  • Relieves Digestion Problem:

Ginger has been shown to speed up emptying of the stomach in people with this chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) which is characterized by recurrent pain and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach.

Ginger strengthens the digestive organs, reducing food stagnation. Ginger detoxifies the digestive system, protecting against the germs that cause diarrhea. It reduces the stomach gases and spasms from fermented material

  • Prevents Menstrual cramps:

Ginger soothes menstrual cramps and calms the stomach.

  •  Ginger helps to lower blood glucose level-extracts from Ginger  rich in gingerols

Rhizome is a modified part of stem growing underground in ginger plant help in greater uptake of glucose into muscle cells without using insulin, and may therefore assist in the management of high blood sugar levels. Ginger has a very low glycemic index (GI) thereby slowly breaking down to form glucose and does not trigger an abrupt rise in blood sugar levels.

  • Ginger for preventing cancer

Ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy.

  • Ginger to lower cholesterol levels

Ginger extract may help in preventing atherosclerosis, reducing cholesterol levels, and preventing the oxidation of LDL. It also activates an enzyme that increases metabolism of cholesterol in the body thereby reducing it.

How to include ginger in your diet:

  • Raw form.
  • In the form of ginger ale.
  • You can boil slices of ginger, honey, and a pinch of salt for 4 – 6 minutes and drink twice daily.
  • Add in soups ,curries,or salads.

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.

You can contact us at 080 3232 9292 or log on to www.quanutrition.com to Book An Appointment.

 

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