Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
Here are some of the health benefits.
May reduce muscle pain and soreness
Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain. Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain. These effects are believed to be mediated by the anti inflammatory properties.
Ginger root has been reported to reduce the symptoms associated with motion sickness including dizziness, nausea, vomiting and cold sweating. Ginger has also been used to treat the nausea and vomiting associated with mild symptoms of pregnancy sickness.
Relieves heartburn, ulcers, and other digestive problems
Ginger’s anti-inflammatory effects can relax the muscles within your gut lining and help food move through your digestive system smoothly. It works especially well for people with chronic indigestion, a condition where it takes people longer for their stomachs to empty into their small intestines. Many researchers think that it’s this delayed emptying of the stomach that causes so many indigestion symptoms.
Can lower cholesterol levels
Poor cholesterol and levels, high levels of LDL, low levels of HDL, and high triglycerides – put you at a greater risk of serious heart problems. Ginger can help. One study published found that, in a clinical trial performed in heart clinics, people who took three grams of ginger capsules daily over a 45-day period significantly reduced their triglycerides, LDL, and other dangerous cholesterol markers.