A new study adds one more thing to the impressive list of what is ginger good for.
Ginger roots are blocking cancer cells so that they cannot grow and spread.
Here is the list of ginger health benefits :
1. Fights Against Cancer Cells
A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that ginger may help fight prostate cancer. Research with the same positive result has been reached in many other types of cancer. Gingerol is the active substance in ginger and it has been proven to cause cancer cells kill themselves, as is the case with ovarian cancer.
2. Prevents Nausea
Ginger can soothe the feeling of nausea, whether the urge to vomit due to motion sickness, pregnancy or the self-inflicted hangover. For the same reason, it is recommended for chemotheraphy patients.
3. Relieves inflammation
Ginger can help against various inflammatory conditions in the body. The anti-inflammatory effect can help prevent a variety of serious illnesses.
4. Helps against arthritis
Some good quality scientific studies suggest that supplementation of ginger can be useful for people with osteoarthritis. Among other things, ginger may reduce minor pain and increase the movement of the knees and hips.
5. Packed with Antioxidants
Ginger contains antioxidants which relieve the mucous membrane damage and promote wound healing and protect the heart and gastric mucosa. Ginger is also a good source of vitamins and can have a slimming and analgesic effect.
6. Protects the liver
Experimental studies have shown that ginger can prevent liver damage. Rats, poisoned with a drug known to cause liver damage, avoided the damage once they had received ginger.
7. Helps the Heart
Ginger can prevent heart disease because it is a good source of magnesium and potassium that is important for lowering blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major cause of heart diseases. Ginger also contains lots of vitamin B6, which has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems.
8. Good for diabetes
Ginger can play a role in the treatment of diabetes because of its manganese and magnesium content, research shows.
9. Tastes good
Ginger can be enjoyed in a myriad of ways. It is especially popular in Indian and Asian dishes, but it is also a delicious addition in juices and smoothies.