Ginger is an ingredient that traditional medicine has turned to for centuries to aid digestion, relieve nausea, and fight the common cold. This blog post will tell you why ginger is so coveted in the health and wellness world and how you can incorporate it into your diet.
The main bioactive ingredient in ginger is gingerol, a powerful compound with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Gingerol is to thank for most of ginger’s medicinal properties and the reasons why we turn to it so much.
Can help relieve nausea
Studies have shown that ginger can help reduce nausea, especially for those undergoing certain types of surgery and pregnant women.
May help with weight loss
Some studies have concluded that ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to increase calories burned can help with weight loss.
Can lower blood sugars and decrease risk for heart disease
In studies with Type 2 diabetics, ginger was shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve heart disease risk factors.
Can treat indigestion
The main cause of most indigestion is the delayed emptying of the stomach and ginger has been shown to speed up this process.
May help lower cholesterol levels
A few studies have shown that consistent ginger intake can lead to a considerable decline in LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Can help fight infections
A 2008 study showed that ginger can inhibit bacteria growth, especially those linked with inflammatory gum diseases and respiratory infections.
Juice Budz recommendations for increasing ginger consumption:
Straight Shooter, Turmeric Tonic, Lean N Green, Green Mile, Citrus Flush, Sunday Morning.