Top 8 Health Benefits of Ginger
Everybody has heard of the superfoods you should be eating; such as kale, spinach, salmon, and blueberries. These superfoods are said to contain high levels of essential nutrients and antioxidants that help to shield our bodies from various diseases and ailments. Meanwhile ginger, a spice used commonly in Asian cuisine, has multiple health benefits and is quite often forgotten.
Each bottle and flavor of FOY is brewed with the freshest ginger to get the most out of the many benefits it has. Here is why ginger is so good for you to live a healthy lifestyle!
Of the 115 different chemical components found in ginger root, the therapeutic benefits come from gingerols, which is the oily resin from the root that acts as a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. These bioactive ingredients, especially -gingerol, have been thoroughly researched clinically, which backs up why you should use ginger on a regular basis.
2. Stroke and Heart Disease Prevention
Two of the biggest killers on the planet may be kept at ease with regular ginger use, especially when eaten with other key superfoods such as garlic and onions. They all have excellent anti-blood-clotting abilities, so when they’re eaten together, they’re a powerful remedy against stroke and heart attacks!
3. Treats Nausea
Ginger is highly effective at relieving symptoms of nausea. In fact, ginger has been used for centuries as a cure for seasickness. Above everything else, ginger is highly effective at reducing morning sickness in pregnant women. According to a review of studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger significantly reduced their symptoms of nausea.
4. Prevents Cold and Flu
Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for flu and colds around Asia. Several studies state that to treat cold and flu symptoms in adults, steep 2 tbsp. of freshly shredded or chopped ginger root in hot water, two to three times a day for maximum effectiveness.
5. Strengthens Immunity
The gingerols found in ginger are great at boosting your immune system. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria. It is especially effective against oral bacteria linked to gingivitis and periodontitis. Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections.
6. Improves Diabetes
Gingerols have been proven to naturally improve diabetes and enhance insulin sensitivity. Ginger not only helps reverse and prevent diabetes, but it also protects against and improves diabetic complications such as diabetic retinopathy.
7. Relieves Pain
Ginger is well known for it’s anti pain properties. Similarly to how capsaicin works to relieve pain, gingerols act on vanilloid receptors, which are located on sensory nerve endings. The anti-inflammatory properties found in gingerols also work to relieve pain caused from inflammation.
8. Improves Brain Health
Ginger contains compounds that have protective effects on the brain. One of them, known as 6-Shogaol, inhibits the release of chemicals known to cause damage to neurons. The other, 10-gingerol, when sourced from fresh ginger, reduces production of nitric oxide and other chemicals that lead to redness and swelling in the brain.
Each bottle of FOY contains all of gingers curative benefits. Be Young FOY Life today by trying any of our Bold brews!