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4 Benefits of Consuming Ginger

Whatever form you choose to take ginger doesn’t stop you from enjoying it’s benefits. Ginger is a well known remedy for stomach aches, sore throats and nausea.

One thing to note, is that fresh ginger always beats the supplement form. It’s important to consume fresh ginger as it contains a higher level of gingerol (the main bio active compound responsible for it’s hotness)

Listed below, in no order of importance are four benefits of consuming ginger:

  1. It is packed with vitamins and minerals like , vitamin c, and B vitamins thiamine, riboflavin and niacin – along with minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorus.
  2. It can help alleviate nausea: When you consume fresh ginger, it specifically works on the parts of your GI tract responsible for feelings of  nausea and stomach aches. Going for a long ride soon? and scared of potential motion sickness? Carry along with you fresh ginger tea.
  3. It can help reduce the risk of heart diseases: It contains anti-inflammatory compounds which are effective in reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease. Ginger can reduce blood pressure and lower blood lipids (fats) levels.
  4. It relieves menstrual pains: Thanks to it’s antispasmodic and anti inflammatory effects, it can be used to relieve menstrual cramps. A study conducted by the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, 150 women were instructed to take one gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of their period. Ginger was found to reduce pain as effectively as ibuprofen.

Nature is packed with so much goodness, and ginger is one of them. Get gingered today to start taking ginger.

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