Whole Foods Wednesday – Ginger

Who’s a fan of Ginger?

Ginger

Ginger has a long history of being used as a healing agent. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can help reduce the pain, anti-viral, helps boost your immune system, reduces muscle soreness, soothes your stomach, and so much more!

It is one of nature’s best medicines, and a great way to calm indigestion or reduce stomach pain, reduce inflammation, reduce Cholesterol, and help improve cognitive function.

Because ginger is a natural antioxidant, it can help reduce inflammation that can break down the immune system in the body and leave it open to attack or trigger diseases people are genetically predisposed to.

It contains a lot of essential minerals and healthy vitamins, and is very nutrient dense!

Also, and this is all still relatively new research, so take it with a grain of salt, but preliminary studies show that Ginger  may have powerful anti-diabetic properties.

In a recent 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, 2 grams of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar by 12% (11)

It also dramatically improved Hb1Ac leading to a 10% reduction over a period of 12 weeks. (Source: Authority Nutrition)

My husband and I like to cook with Ginger – it adds a lot of flavor! I didn’t actually know it was such a powerful component, but all of this makes me super happy, because who doesn’t love to hear that something they regularly use contains so many healing/helpful properties!? I know as a kid, when I was sick, I prefered Ginger Ale, but I never knew all of these benefits!

Do you cook with Ginger?

 

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2 thoughts on “Whole Foods Wednesday – Ginger

  1. let’s here it for Ginger!!! we love it as well…. LOVE it in a smoothie with Kale, Raw Almonds, lemon and a few other goodies. There’s just no replacing that little ZING from Ginger- but we didn’t know about the health benefits, so THANKS so much for sharing the great news, maybe we’ll have to add more now!!!! take care and be well my friend, momentummikey 🙂

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