When stocking up your fridge and pantry with powerful foods that promote outstanding health and wellness, ginger should be at the top of your list. Get on down to your local grocery store to stock on this miracle root. According to the ways of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, ginger has been highly revered for its powerful healing qualities with an extensive amount of scientific research to support these claims. It's time to realize that 'Ginger' is not just a redheaded damsel character on the 1960s sitcom, Gilligan's Island.
We present to you... 7 powerful purposes to having ginger in your kitchen. Better stock up!
1. Get Closer To Superhuman Healing
According to Cardiff University, ginger contains sesquiterpenes, chemicals that combat the common cold and other annoying ailments. Soothe your sore throat or reduce congestion by sipping on some ginger tea. Ginger is also full of antioxidants and acts as a natural pain and fever reducer.
2. Minimize Joint Creeks
Want to reduce joint pain and inflammation. Perfect! Ginger contains gingerols, potent anti-inflammatory properties that can inhibit the formation of inflammation around the joints.
3. Soothe Those Muscles
Just before your hit the gym, add some ginger to your supplement regimen. Research purports that ginger, with all of its pain-relieving glory, can prevent post-workout soreness. A study featured in The Journal of Pain showed that participants who added 2 grams of ginger to their diet a day reduced their muscle pain by 25%. All in the same, runners can benefit from ginger as well.
4. "Heck no!" On Stomach Bloat
Ginger has been known to be a legitimate natural treatment for fighting nausea. Ginger helps with your digestion and will prevent uncomfortable bloating. Classified as a carminative herb (a gas minimizer), compounds in ginger boosts digestion and breaks down proteins.
5. Mind Your P's And Cues
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study with findings that ginger is as effective as ibuprofen in treating pain experienced in mensis (period in menstruation).
6. Banish Migraines
Who enjoys a good migraine? No one! You might find it surprising that ginger could very well prevent a migraine victim from going to the ER. Ginger’s ability to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis helps to keep blood vessels from swelling and causing excruciating head pressure.
7. Sharpen Your Cognition
Ginger may buffer your brain against neurodegenerative diseases. Sticky deposits of amyloid proteins in the brain can muck up the brain cells. Yet a laboratory study suggests ginger can protect your brain cells and can keep your mind as quick as a whip. Whaaaaapppichhhhhhh!
So, if you're ever stranded on a desert island with ginger, you trust that you'll be healthy and happy! Woot woot!