Ginger is a spice used through the centuries in foods, but did you know it has a variety of health benefits as well. In our past article we wrote about another powerful spice, turmeric, that has been used for centuries well we thought we would continue with that theme and write about ginger this week.
Ginger is packed with B vitamins, choline, phellandrene, cineole, gingerol, camphene, citral, PABA and other nutrients. This culinary herb has been used for decades to treat nausea, colitis, gas, menstrual cramps, morning sickness, indigestion, colds, vomiting, sore throat and hot flashes. There are different varieties of ginger and the color of the flesh depends on the variety. Here are some of the powerful benefits of ginger.
Strengthens the Immune System
Ginger removes harmful toxins from the body that weaken the immune system. This helps strengthen your immune system and may help you avoid various illnesses in the long run.
Ginger has antioxidants that help get rid of harmful deposits around the brain that contribute to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Ginger can also help improve memory and sharpen the mind.
Ginger reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, which helps open up the blood vessels. This keeps the vessels soft and helps you avoid atherosclerosis.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory agents that help relieve pain and swelling caused by arthritis. Gingerol, a chemical compound, will soothe and warm the swollen muscles or joints. Adding ginger to your diet can also help prevent swelling and pain from reoccurring.
Ginger is also used to relieve digestive problems like gas, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn and nausea. Gingerol helps produce more digestive juices, which make it easier for the body to break down the food in the digestive tract.
According to studies, ginger contains anti-cancer fighting agents that can attack and destroy cancerous cells. These studies suggest that ginger can help fight skin, colon, breast and ovarian cancers. Ginger has antioxidants that help keep the body free from toxins.
Control Body Odor
Ginger helps warm the body on the inside, which promotes sweating. It helps the body eliminate toxins that contribute to body odor.
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