Ginger Nutrition and Health Benefits
How This Helps
Science and Research
Health Benefits of Ginger:
Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects:
Ginger contains many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory chemical compounds that are beneficial for health like beta-carotene, caffeic acid, curcumin, capsaicin and salicyclate. All these chemicals act as antioxidants and help to prevent DNA damage in the body, which in turn can help in preventing degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis, and various other ailments.
Flu and upper respiratory tract:
Ginger has thermogenic properties which help it fight against flu and symptoms of the upper respiratory tract like coughs, colds, sore throats etc.
Ginger is rich in potassium, magnesium, chromium, manganese and zinc and has been used to treat heart conditions from years. Ginger helps to lower cholesterol, regulates blood pressure, improves blood flow and prevents the formation of blood clots – all factors that contribute to heart diseases.
Ginger is seen to effectively treat colon, skin, lung, pancreatic, breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, by killing the cancer cells and preventing their resistance to chemotherapy. An anti-cancer drug, beta-elemene is derived from ginger and is widely used in chemotherapy.