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- Ginger root that is unprocessed delivers more health benefits and better taste than powdered forms.
- Ginger has been used in Eastern medicine since the 9th century.
- Read on to learn why ginger root is great for fighting inflammation and chronic disease.
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Ginger is a powerful tool for fighting inflammation and chronic disease, supporting the heart, gut, and other essential bodily systems. It also provides comfort and relief from stomach discomfort and related ailments – and it’s delicious!
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The Health Benefits Of Ginger
Ginger was first found in southeast Asia, and has been used in Eastern medicine since the 9th century. Today, it is a staple ingredient of Indian, Asian and many other cuisines, due to its abundant flavor and many health benefits.
Ginger is high in vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. It is also rich in an antioxidant compound called gingerol, which reduces inflammation and, in turn, lessens pain in the body. This makes it a powerful tool in pain relief, both in the short and long term.
Blood Sugar Regulation
Gingerol helps with blood sugar regulation in two ways. First, it reduces enzymes that break down carbohydrates, helping the body metabolize glucose more easily. Second, it encourages the muscles to absorb glucose without needing any additional insulin.
More research is needed here, but initial studies found a link between daily ginger consumption and decreased levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Helps Reduce Nausea
Gingerol helps food move through the GI tract more quickly. It also blocks serotonin receptors in the gut lining, calming the nerves that trigger the vomiting reflex.
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Source: Cleveland Clinic, “The Surprising Benefits of Ginger”