Ginger Health Benefits

Many of us love to use ginger to add zest to meals.Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet and is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. The health benefits of ginger are largely due to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and content of therapeutic compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone. Just a few slivers of fresh ginger can be used to make a restorative tea. When ground to a paste or dry powder, it can be added to soups, sauces, marinades, and many other dishes to add both flavor and a pungent taste. Here are some of its health benefits:


  • Helps treat nausea - Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger tea is a common home remedy for nausea. Ginger is safe to use during pregnancy, to relieve nausea.

  • Fights fungal infections - Ginger has powerful anti-fungal properties that can safely and successfully help kill off disease-causing fungi.

  • Digestion - The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production, and suppress gastric contractions as food and fluids move through the GI tract.

  • Inflammation - Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions.

  • Supports Stable Blood Sugar - Ginger has repeatedly demonstrated powerful blood sugar balancing effects. It acts on insulin release and sensitivity, and supports the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids

  • Helps to Strengthen the Immune System. It helps to break down toxins in the body’s organs, thereby cleansing the body’s lymphatic system. In this way ginger prevents the accumulation of toxins in the body that increase susceptibility to infections, especially in the respiratory system.

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