More and more foods that come from Asian culture have entered our cuisine and nutrition. One of these is root ginger which for some is a bit too strong but actually has some very good properties.
It is used in soups, as a complement to sauces, smoothies and fruit juices. Wherever you use it, the benefits are enormous. Furthermore, this root is excellent for controlling blood sugar and more, let’s see how.
Properties and benefits of ginger root
Ginger is a spice native to Southeast Asia and is named after Zinziber officinale. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine it is called “aushadh” which means “excellent medicine”. For one thing, it has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is recommended to consume it in broths or hot soups; or in the form of herbal teas when we are sick with fever and flu. In addition, associated with turmeric it has a powerful healing effect.
It is composed of volatile elements such as camphene, terpene and geraniol used to create essential oils. And non-volatile components such as gingerol, shogaols, paradol responsible for the spicy and warm sensation it causes in the mouth.
This root is great for controlling blood sugar and more
Ginger is therefore beneficial for a huge list of ailments. First of all it has a gastroprotective function and helps in case of nausea, vomiting and stomach pains. It is very effective to fight against menstrual pain and to decrease the cycle in case of dysmenorrhea (excessive flow).
Additionally, ginger may help control long-term blood sugar for type 2 diabetes. One study found that 2g of ginger per day for 12 days has a positive effect on insulin resistance. It is also very effective for the liver as it would create a decrease in enzymes that create inflammation.
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