Sunday, December 13, 2015

10 Reasons Why You Should Drink Ginger Tea

Ginger is a super food  packed with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have great effect on the body and brain. It has the amazing ability improve immunity, enhance digestion and dilute inflammation. 


Here are 10 benefits of drinking ginger tea.

10. Remedy for the common flu.
Ginger is a very effective remedy for headaches, flu, common cold and even sore muscles.  

Due to ginger’s unique substances, it is able to naturally stop pain (preventing prostaglandins from setting off an inflammatory response in the body).

9. Immunity Booster
Regular consumption of  ginger tea strengthens the immune system. It contains great amounts of antioxidants that boosts immunity and helps fight off infections.

8. Minimize Stroke

 Just one cup of tea a day will minimize your chances of stroke, as ginger helps break down fat deposits that block arteries.

7. Improves overall health
Due to the warming properties of ginger, it improves your blood circulation. Increased blood flow will improve the delivery of vitamins, minerals and oxygen to your body’s cells… aiding in overall health.

6. Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness
Image result for dumbbellsGinger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain.
Ginger does not have an immediate impact, but may be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain. 

These effects are believed to be mediated by the anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Destroy Cancer Cells
Ginger Kills 76% of Lung Cancer Cells in Vivo: For the first time ever, researchers have discovered that not only is ginger extract extremely toxic to lung cancer cells, but it’s metabolites (break-down products) are even more toxic! 

They observed that 6-Gingerol, a major anti-cancer compound of ginger, was metabolized into 6-gingerdiol inside the cancer cells, and that this metabolite killed up to 76% of the lung cancer cells.

Ginger extracts have already shown potent activity against prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and leukemia in previous lab studies, and this latest research has shed new light on exactly how ginger kills these cancer cells. And this super-herb’s health benefits extend beyond cancer. 

4.Fights diabetes

Clinical trial showed ginger improved insulin sensitivity and lowered insulin levels in adults with diabetes.

 And another study on middle aged women showed ginger to significantly improve memory and cognitive performance!

 2. Ginger is highly effective against nausea
For example, it has a long history of use as a sea sickness remedy, and there is some evidence that it may be as effective as prescription medication 

Ginger may also relieve nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
But it may be the most effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea, such as morning sickness.

According to a review of 12 studies that included a total of 1,278 pregnant women, 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger can significantly reduce symptoms of nausea 

However, ginger had no effect on vomiting episodes in this study.
Although ginger is considered safe, talk to your doctor before taking large amounts if you are pregnant. Some believe that large amounts can raise the risk of miscarriage, but there are currently no studies to support this.

3. Reduce Menstrual Pain
One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain.
In one study, 150 women were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of the menstrual period.
 Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.

 1. Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease.
Oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the aging process.
 They are believed to be among the key drivers of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.

Some studies in animals suggest that the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger can inhibit inflammatory responses that occur in the brain.

There is also some evidence that ginger can enhance brain function directly. In a study of 60 middle-aged women, ginger extract was shown to improve reaction time and working memory 

There are also numerous studies in animals showing that ginger can protect against age-related decline in brain function.

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