You're likely familiar with ginger as an ingredient in the food you eat, but there's a reason your school nurse would make you drink ginger ale anytime you visited the clinic.
Along with being delicious, ginger is an incredibly healthy spice. Ginger has often been used to help digestion, fight nausea, and combat the flu and common cold. Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Let's get into the details as to how ginger plays a role in keeping you healthy, but first, we have to learn about gingerol.
When you consume ginger, you likely notice the unique smell and taste it brings. This is due to the many natural oils ginger possesses. The most crucial of those natural oils is gingerol.
With it being the main bioactive compound in ginger, gingerol takes responsibility for many of the medicinal benefits ginger possesses.
Studies have shown that gingerol has incredibly beneficial anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties help ginger be effective in the treatment of other body ailments.
Ginger has been proven to be highly effective against nausea, according to studies. It has an extensive history as a remedy for seasickness.
Ginger has been given to cancer patients going through chemotherapy as a way to help relieve post-surgery nausea and vomiting.
Are you pregnant and dealing with morning sickness? No worries, ginger has you covered, as ginger might be its most effective when treating pregnancy-related nausea.
As we mentioned before, gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies show that consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days, can significantly reduce muscle pain.
Other studies have shown that though it does provide an immediate impact, Ginger can be effective in the long-run for reducing day-to-day muscle pain.
In 2015, scientists conducted a study of 41 type-2 diabetes patients and the effects of ginger on their blood sugar. They did this by giving the patients two grams of ginger powder per day. This resulted in lowered fasting blood sugar by 12%.
This same study also showed that the ginger drastically improved HbA1c, which is a marker for blood sugar levels in the long term, by 10% over a 12 week period.
Chronic indigestion tends to be reoccurring pain or discomfort in the upper portion of the stomach. One of the main causes of chronic indigestion is delayed emptying of the stomach.
Ginger has been shown to assist people with this condition in speeding up the emptying of the stomach.
In a study done with 24 people, 1.2 grams of ginger powder before a meal sped up the process of emptying the stomach by 50%.
How should I consume ginger?
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