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Add GINGER to your Diet

Ginger is one of the popular medicinal herbs used in traditional Chinese medicines and Ayurveda for centuries. Some people call it a plant directly from the Garden of Eden. Though this piece of information may be a matter of faith, there's hardly any doubt about the health benefits of ginger.

Prevents motion sickness: It is believed that having some fresh ginger before taking a flight can prevent motion sickness.

Controls blood sugar levels: Some health experts ask diabetes patients to drink ginger tea early in the morning. It helps to control blood sugar levels.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Ginger is a source of potent anti-inflammatory compounds known as gingerols. They aid in alleviating the symptoms of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Relieves stomach problems: Ginger is ideal for relieving stomach aches, stomach cramps and other digestive problems and aids in digestion. In fact, some Japanese researchers found that gingerols present in ginger block vomit reflex.

Boosts immunity: Consuming a little bit of fresh ginger daily boosts your immunity.

For morning sickness: Ginger is known to be effective in providing relief from morning sickness, showing a 75% success rate in some health studies.

Blood circulation: Ginger contains minerals like zinc, chromium and magnesium that help optimum blood circulation in the body.

Prevents colon cancer: A health study conducted at the University of Minnesota, US, showed that ginger might slow down the growth rate of colorectal cancer cells.

Protects cardiovascular health: Consuming ginger regularly is said to reduce levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. It also lowers the risk of stroke and heart attacks by improving blood circulation and elevating levels of high-density lipoproteins.

Relieves headaches and migraine: Chewing a piece of fresh ginger for about 30 minutes is believed to relieve headaches and migraine.

Relieves cold and flu: Ginger contains antiviral and antifungal properties as well. So, the next time you catch catch a flu or cold, prepare some ginger tea to seek relief from throat and nose congestion.

Antihistamine properties: Ginger contains antihistamine properties, which makes it ideal to treat allergies.

Fights bad throat: Ginger aids in eroding itchiness of the throat. Sip a cup of ginger tea thrice a day.


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