Why You Should Be Eating Ginger
Posted: October 20, 2015
You may know ginger as a flavor booster — from curries to baked goods. But in addition to that spicy-sweet flavor, ginger also has a range of health benefits.
Below are a few reasons you should start incorporating ginger into your diet:
It Can Improve Blood Circulation
Proper blood circulation is crucial to maintaining a healthy disposition. If your blood is pumping throughout your body efficiently, it reduces your risk for many diseases, including heart disease. Ginger has been known to improve body circulation, because it contains magnesium, chromium, and zinc — all minerals known to improve blood flow. Ginger can also help you reduce your flu and cold symptoms if you are feeling under the weather. Chew on a piece raw or sip it in a tea with lemon and honey. If the flavor is too strong, add some chunks of ginger to the tea you normally drink. Not only will it help fight your symptoms, but it also will mentally calm you down, hopefully allowing you to sleep it off.
It Can Soothe an Upset Stomach
Ginger root can help reduce flu and cold symptoms such as chills, fever, body aches, and sweats, but it can also help with nausea. If you are feeling exceptionally sick to your stomach, consuming a chunk of ginger can calm your upset tummy. Whether that sick feeling is due to the flu, indigestion or vertigo, the root will quell the nausea.
It Can Reduce Inflammation
Just like the turmeric root, ginger has amazing anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginger’s natural compounds allow the body’s inflammation to be reduced, which in turn will reduce chronic pain. Taking ginger any which way is beneficial; whether it’s through supplements, raw, or as a cooking ingredient, the root will help relieve inflammation related pain.
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