Amazing Health Benefits Of Ginger

One of the most common spices used in Asian and Indian cuisine. Ginger has also been used as a natural healer since centuries because of its unlimited health properties. Unfortunately many people still are unaware by the amazing health benefits of ginger has to offer.  This healthiest spice is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are some of the health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research.

Health Benefits Of Ginger

 

  • Osteoarthritis

Ginger for OsteoarthritisRegardless of age factor this health problem is becoming so common these days. It involves degeneration of the joints in the body, which can lead to joint pain or stiffness. A study tells us that when a group of of people with osteoarthritis of the knee started taking ginger extract had less pain and required less pain medication than those who were entirely dependent on medications. Another study told us that by applying a combination of ginger, cinnamon and sesame oil reduces pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis patients.

 

  • Prevents Heart Diseases

Ginger for heart diseasesIt is believed that ginger can reduce the risk of some cardiovascular diseases. These conditions include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart attack, reduced blood. These properties of ginger can be beneficial for those people who have serious heart conditions.

 

 

  • Helps Fight Against Cancer

Ginger for cancer patientsGinger extract has been known as an alternative treatment for various forms of cancer. Ginger contains an anti-cancer substance known as 6-gingerol. This substance is largely found in raw ginger. Cancer is a very serious disease which involves uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

 

 

  •  Improves Brain Function and Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Ginger For AlzeihmersScientists say that ginger fights Alzheimer’s the same way as drugs do. Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the aging process . Also evidence show that ginger can enhance brain function directly. There was once a detailed research conducted upon 60-middle aged women. And the results were astonishing because the reaction time of those 60 women was quicker and their memory was also comparatively sharper than those who used ginger. Various studies in animals shows that ginger can protect against age-related decline in brain function as well.

 

  • Also Fights Infections

Ginger for infectionsGinger extract can inhibit the growth of different types of bacteria. The bioactive substance, gingerol present in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. Because of its antibacterial properties, it also helps fight infections in respiratory tract which leads to inflammation of the air passage which causes difficulties in breathing.

 

 

. Nutritional-profile of Ginger

Using fresh ginger is an easy way to flavor foods and drinks without adding unnecessary salt. So we should try and add more ginger in our food because of its unlimited health benefits.

Ginger provides a variety of vitamins and minerals

  • Carbohydrate – 17.77 g
  • Dietary Fiber – 2 gs:
  • Protein – 1.82 g
  • Dietary Fiber – 2 g
  • Sugars – 1.7 g
  • Sodium – 13 mg
  • Vitamin B6 – 0.16 mg
  • Calcium – 16 mg
  • Iron – 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C – 5 mg
  • Potassium – 415 mg
  • Magnesuim – 43 mg
  • Phosphorus – 34 mg
  • Zinc – 0.34 mg
  • Folate – 11 mcg
  • Riboflavin – 0.034 mg
  • Niacin – 0.75 mg
  • Iron – 0.6 mg

Figures above are per 100g of ginger.

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