Ginger has indeed more than one string to its bow.
Improves digestion, fat-burning properties:
You will not see this root in the same way anymore!
Let’s find out the benefits when we add ginger in our diet.
The benefits of ginger on your health
One of the most unknown virtues of ginger is certainly that which concerns the improvement of digestion.
Indeed, according to some studies, the root has properties that help speed up the metabolism.
What’s more, the plant causes a feeling of satisfaction in the person who consumes it regularly. It also has fat-burning properties.
Note that the results are better if the person consumes a ginger drink before each lunch and dinner.
Scientific studies have even shown that ginger helps to keep intestinal flora in good condition, to digest fats and to calm or relieve the digestive tract.
But there is more! Here is our selection of the 4 best benefits of ginger:
1. Ginger, a great ally against nausea and vomiting
In 1999, the World Health Organization recognized the use of ginger rhizome to fight against nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
In fact, the gingerols and shogaols contained in the plant play an important role in the antiemetic effect, in particular by acting on the reduction of the movements of the stomach.
The root could, therefore, effectively replace the vitamin B6 generally prescribed to pregnant women.
With an additional advantage: that of causing no side effects!
2. Ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory solution
Ginger also has very useful anti-inflammatory properties.
Especially for those who want to lose weight, without draconian diets and side effects.
It is particularly recommended for reducing the belly, which is often affected by inflammation or poor digestion.
Ginger also helps to lower fever, fight pain and has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
And above all, is invigorating of the body. Moreover, its aphrodisiac qualities come from its ability to tone the whole body.
3. Ginger, an ancestral spice with many virtues
The use of ginger dates back more than 5,000 years. It is one of the most used plants in Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
Used in herbal medicine, ginger is the best for digestive discomfort, lack of energy, vitality or to fight various infections.
Today, the plant is the subject of studies, especially for its possible anti-cancer virtues.
4. Ginger, a source of minerals and vitamins
Ginger is rich in minerals. It contains manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. But also calcium, sodium and iron. It is also a well of vitamins since it contains vitamins B1, B2 and especially vitamin B3.
The fresh ginger, meanwhile, contains vitamin C, but once dried, this vitamin disappears.
Finally, the rhizome of ginger (underground part of the stem) is very rich in starch. It also has its own essential oil, but also lipids, proteins and carbohydrates.
Consume ginger every day: the good health ally!
Consuming ginger regularly is good for your health. And in particular, if you pair it with other spices such as turmeric and cinnamon.
How to consume ginger?
The ideal is to take 2 to 5 grams of ginger rhizome (dried) 2 or 3 times a day.
But you can also eat it as herbal tea, mother tincture, energy drinks or grated.
The ways to consume it are endless. The suggested daily consumption is a minimum of 500 mg per day in order to have noticeable effects on the body.
It is advisable to consume ginger powder since 1 g of dried is equivalent to 10 g fresh.
Does it have any side effects or contraindications?
You can eat Ginger daily without any noticeable side effects. However, some people may experience mild diarrhea or burn in the stomach as a result of eating.
In these cases, it is necessary to reduce the doses, the time to let the body become accustomed, then gradually increase again.
It should also be noted that you should avoid ginger if you are suffering obstruction of the bile ducts. Attention also with the use of certain drugs supposed to diminish the role of the immune system (for example an organ transplant).
And you, do you consume ginger regularly or occasionally? Did you know all of its benefits?
Let me know in the comments below!