People of Southeast Asian countries consider adding ginger to their food mainly for the wonderful bundle of health benefits that it has to offer. It is also used as medicine among most of the households in these countries. As the ginger plant is rich in natural chemical, it is widely used as it helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and hence well being.
Ginger tea, also known as ginger water is the advanced version of making use of the health benefits of ginger. Ginger tea is gaining prominence not only in Southeast Asian countries but also the world over. Here we have mentioned benefits of adding ginger in your daily diet, the wonders it can perform in transforming your body and other related aspects. Do read on to know the healthy benefits ginger has to offer for those who are ready to add this incredible food item to your daily diet:
Inflammation is one of the body’s natural self up reservation functions. A poor diet, build up of germs, chemicals can result in too much inflammation which has the potential to harm your body. A study has proven that consuming ginger can help in reducing allergic reactions, which is primarily caused by inflammation. Another research has proven that taking ginger supplements can actually reduce the amount of muscle pain after an extended session of exercise.
The anti-oxidative powers of ginger were found to be very useful in fighting several health issues a person faces. One of the studies found out that ginger can actually help in reducing or completely preventing kidney failure among those persons who consume it regularly. Ginger has been found useful in slowing down the growth of tumors and one more study found evidence that ginger may have the powers to control some types of cancer.
- Antinausea and aids digestion
People all over the world face problems such as indigestion, vomiting, and nausea. Small studies conducted have shown ginger to be useful in treating nausea problem and aids in digestion.
- Balances blood sugar levels
Researchers have found promising signs that ginger can help people who are facing serious health concerns due to chronic diabetes. It has also been found useful to maintain sugar levels in the blood which is a boon to those people who are having high blood sugar levels.
A study conducted recently has revealed that ginger has the potential to reduce heart disease markers like arginase activity, LDL cholesterol (the bad one). Ginger thus helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by fighting off and reducing bad cholesterol in the human body.
- Helps during pregnancy
Ginger has been found to be very effective in fighting nausea and vomiting sensation. Thus, consuming a limited amount of ginger in the form of ginger water can help the pregnant lady fight these above problems during the pregnancy period.
- Acts as a detox
Studies have found out the amazing qualities of ginger to be useful in fighting germs, illness, inflammation, cancer-causing molecules and so on. This makes it a wonderful supplement to detoxify the body. People follow the ritual of adding ginger and lemon in water to consume it as it can help them in removing unwanted toxins from the body. Detoxing the body in regular intervals is a must for each one of us, as most of us are unaware of types of toxins that we dump into our body which have the power to harm vital organs.
- Weight Loss
A study has found that ginger suppressed obesity among rats on high-fat diets. One more study was successful in gaining evidence that a man who drank a hot beverage of ginger after eating felt full for much longer than men who did not consume ginger beverage along with food. It is proven that ginger can be useful in promoting weight loss when it is combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
Here is a video which shows how to make the ginger tea:
Ginger can also help in preventing heart diseases, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s (neurodegenerative diseases), cancer and also fight against symptoms of aging. Though it has many wonderful advantages a few studies have shown that consuming too much of ginger can have a negative impact on your health. So, it is better to consult your family doctor or consultant before deciding on the amount of ginger you can intake daily.