Reasons to Include Ginger in Your Diet

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ginger diet superfoodsGinger is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, plus it’s a delicious spice, too. Loaded with bio-active compounds and nutrients, this superfood have powerful benefits on our overall health and that’s why it has always been used both as food and as medicine by Asian healers. Let’s list just some of the reasons why you should include ginger in your everyday diet.

When you experience unrelenting nausea, your first instinct might be taking over the counter medications. Ginger could help you to effectively relieve vomiting and nausea caused by illness or seasickness, too. In fact, modern research confirmed that this food reduces nausea and vomiting from multiple causes; besides above mentioned, it can help you with morning sickness (associated with pregnancy), chemotherapy treatments, postoperative upset and motion sickness. Anyway, even if you use anti-nausea medication, ginger will only only enhance its effects.

However, ginger is not only effective in combating vomiting and nausea, but it’s a multifaceted remedy with even more healing effects. It is valuable in managing headaches, arthritis and menstrual cramps, because it reduces inflammation and pain. Rhinovirus, one of the most common causes of flu, Salmonella and Thrichomonas are inhibited by ginger. The warming effect of this superfood stimulates circulation, while in the intestinal tract, painful spasms and gases are reduced by it. Ginger can prevent stomach ulcers commonly caused by ibuprofen, aspirin and similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. According to NaturallyBelle, this superfood can help you with a sore belly and it speeds up the digestive process. If you’re working out on a regular basis, ginger may reduce your muscle soreness and the day-to-day progression of muscle pain.

You can use fresh, powdered or dried ginger, as well as a juice or oil. Very often, this food (and spice) is added to cosmetics and processed foods. The unique flavor and fragrance come from its essential oils, the most important of which is gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger.

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