Surprising Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is not just a tasty root that can be used to spice up desserts and flavor drinksโ€”it’s also packed full of surprising health benefits that can support your whole body. Let’s take a look at five of the health benefits that can help you in your day-to-day lives.

Supports the Immune System

Ginger contains gingerol, a powerful antioxidant that can reinforce your immune system. Sprinkle some ginger on your salad or sip some ginger tea to get a quick health boost.

Anti-Inflammatory

Containing antioxidant phytonutrients like that also found in nuts, seeds, beans and whole-grains, ginger can act as an anti-inflammatory by reducing cell-signalling activity.

Relieves Period Pain

Ginger is a natural way to relieve period pain and reduce nausea. However, it may not work so well if it is combined with ibuprofen, so check what medications you are taking first.

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Settles an Upset Stomach

Ginger has been used to treat digestive trouble for millennia. It can relieve feelings of nausea, prevent vomiting, and help your small intestine absorb food from the stomach.

Helps With Morning Sickness

It can also help to reduce morning sickness in pregnant women. It can reduce feelings of nausea and help prevent vomiting with no risk to the baby or the mother-to-be.