Health Benefits Of Eating Ginger

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Ginger is among the healthiest and most delicious spices on earth

Ginger is a spice with a very strong taste that contains gingerol, shogaol, zingiberene, and a whole range of vitamins and minerals.

Ginger contains gingerol, a bio-active substance that helps to reduce symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. This substance also helps to reduce swollen joints. Ginger also contains shoagol, a substance with an analgesic effect that also helps against cancer and heart disease. Zingiberene in ginger is particularly good for digestion.

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Ginger also has an anti-diabetic effect and improves brain function and the immune system.

Menstrual pain

During menstrual periods, eating ginger may help you reduce the pain. The spice is similar to taking pain medications, which can help relieve acute abdominal pain.

Boosts the Immune System

The anti-inflammatory properties in ginger strengthen the immune system especially when you are affected by a cold or virus.


Inflammation in the body is reduced faster. This is due to the anti-inflammatory effect of ginger. Another study found that a combination of ginger, mastic, cinnamon and sesame oil, can reduce pain and stiffness in osteoarthritis patients when applied topically

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Nausea Treatment

By eating ginger daily, nausea will soon subside especially for the nauseous in the morning. It also relieves nausea and vomiting after surgery, and in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Reduction of muscle pain

Consuming ginger daily will gradually ease the pain in the limbs or muscle pain.

Promotes bowel movements

Eating ginger on a daily basis does a lot of good for your bowel movements. It also helps in treating constipation

Lowers cholesterol

Eating ginger every day for a month can help lower cholesterol in the body. The amount of triglycerides in the blood is reduced by the substances in ginger.

Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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  1. Nice write up.informative

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