My grandmother is from Korea and anytime I felt unwell or need a boost she would offer me ginger tea or supplements. She takes probably more than she needs to but she's beat the statistics for her age.
Coming up on 92 years old, she is a clear thinker, hard worker and international traveler. Thinking there may be a connection I found a bunch of health benefits to this simple and cheap way to boost your health.
Ginger Can Reduce Chances Of Heart Disease And Lower Cholesterol
The US National Library of Medicine published a study that showed that with just two grams of a ginger powder lowered blood sugar in participants. Results were visible after just three months of consumption. Participants had a ten percent reduction in overall blood sugar. Elevated blood sugar is one of the leading risk factors for heart diseases. Another study showed that just 3 grams of ginger powder consumed over 45 days consumed once a day, reduced cholesterol levels greatly.
Improves Brain Function
A study was done with sixty middle aged women. It revealed that ginger's antioxidant, bioactive compounds and anti-inflammatory properties went a long way in actively fighting off age related cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer's.
Relieves Digestive Issues
Ginger has the amazing ability to stimulate saliva and bile production. The natural properties found in ginger have made it a remedies for intestinal distress and general issues. It helps the food tract do its numerous jobs more efficiently. A recent study has shown how taking 1.2 grams of ginger powder before meals quickened the digestive process and reduced indigestion by fifty percent.
Ginger has been used as a cure all for decades. It's natural properties can calm nerves and nausea. It's particularly helpful for pregnant women and people concerned about conflicting medications. Multiple studies have been done showing that one to one and a half grams of ginger were enough greatly reduce nausea.
Dulls Pain And Reduces Inflammation
Ginger can be used to treat many kinds of pain. The University of Ginger showed that daily ginger intake relieved muscle pain by up to twenty five percent. Women suffering from menstrual cramps and pains can benefit from ginger intake. The reasons need more research but ginger seems to be able to help the progression of pain due to arthritis and age related pains.