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What are the Health Benefits of Ginger

By Alexis Mills

Eating or drinking ginger has so many more health benefits than I could have imagined. I truly promise that if you incorporate ginger into your regular life that you will feel and see the benefits. Whether you use it fresh, dried, powdered, or juiced, it can be the solution to many of your issues because of its powerful medicinal properties.

The underground part of ginger, known as the ginger root, is the part that is most commonly used. It has a long history of being used in many alternative forms of medicine for nausea and to help fight common sickness. The gingerol compound in ginger is what gives it most of its medicinal properties for powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. For some of its proven benefits see below.

Treats Many Forms of Nausea

From sea sickness, morning sickness, motion sickness, chemo-related nausea, and nausea after surgery, ginger has the power to help ease nausea. It's been proven to be highly effective and used to treat nausea for a long time.

Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness

It's been shown that ginger helps when you are feeling sore from exercising and recover faster. Because of ginger's anti-inflammatory properties, after consistently consuming ginger it will bring reduced muscle pain.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects Help With Joints

Having pain and stiffness in your joints is a common health problem today. When ingested or applied topically, it can help the joints without pain medication.

Lower Blood Sugar and Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

It's recently been shown that ginger actually has anti-diabetic properties and has the power to reduce the causes of heart disease.

Help Treat Indigestion

For people who have reoccurring pain in the upper stomach, ginger can be a solution to your pain. It has been shown it speeds up emptying of the stomach and reducing pain.

Improved Brain Function 

Consuming ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain and improve brain function.

Help Fight Infections

Because of its powerful antioxidant effects, ginger is able to lower the risk of infections such as common viruses and help oral bacteria.

May Prevent Cancer

Ginger contains a substance that has protective effects to certain type of cancer. It hasn't been tested in-depth yet, though.

Lower Cholesterol Levels

There is evidence that ginger is able to significantly reduce cholesterol which also reduces your chance of heart disease.

If you start to use ginger in some of your recipes, notice to how you feel on the days that you eat it and don't. It really does have an effect on how you feel on a daily basis while really benefiting your health.

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