Ginger has many health-promoting properties
ginger is an ancient remedy and spice that can be used in many ways for health – for example also against inflammation. Because, according to a recent study, ginger counteracts inflammation and oxidative stress.
New study examines the effects of ginger
In a current study, which was published in the “Journal of Herbal Medicine”, researchers have the effect of ginger against inflammation and free radicals. To this end, they evaluated fourteen randomized, controlled studies and came to the conclusion that ginger supplements can be effective against inflammation and oxidative stress.
“In summary, it can be concluded from the present study that supplementation with ginger can improve the state of health in adults by reducing inflammatory and oxidative stress markers,” the conclusion says. However, the researchers also note that further studies with a high methodological quality are necessary to prove this effect even better in the future.
Most people know ginger Strengthen the immune system, but it also affects ours stomach, has antibiotic properties and is said to Promote blood circulation. And best of all: It is very easy to use the positive effects of the ginger tuber on a daily basis.
Ginger contains many antioxidants
The ginger root is rich in antioxidants. These substances help prevent damage to our cells that can arise from free radicals (oxidative stress). Such cell damage is one of the causes of cancerArthritis diabetes, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure or premature skin aging (Wrinkles) related; however, the exact background has not yet been finally researched.
There is always a certain amount of free radicals in the cell metabolism, but as long as there are enough antioxidants, this is not a problem. Because antioxidants can make free radicals harmless. They can be supplied via food and are, for example, in the form of vitamin C in citrus fruits or as vitamin E in Nuts to find. The trace element selenium is also an antioxidant, which is found, for example, in fish, milk products, eggs, nuts and lentils.
If you are regular ginger consuming, the antioxidants it contains can help keep your cells healthy.
Important note on possible side effects
So far, it has not been finally researched whether ginger can have undesirable side effects and, if so, from what amount they could be used.
ginger however becomes a circulation-promoting Effect attributed to pregnant women and people with high blood pressure should be careful when eating ginger. If in doubt, please ask your family doctor whether you can consume ginger and, if so, in what amount per day.
Ginger tea and ginger water
The positive health effects of ginger we can easily use it for ourselves every day, for example by drinking ginger tea or ginger water. To do this, add a few small slices of ginger to a glass of cold or hot water.
If you like, you can add lemon and maybe sweeten it with a little honey. On hot days, lend fresh peppermint or fresh ones basil a cooling note to the ginger water. Those who like it even more refreshing can serve the drink with ice cubes.
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Magistra Artium (M.A.) Katja Helbig
- Askari, Gholamreza, Aghajani, Mobina, Salehi, Mina, Najafgholizadeh, Ameneh et al .: The effects of ginger supplementation on biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials; in: Journal of Herbale Medicine, May 2020, ScienceDirect
This article contains general information only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. He can not substitute a visit at the doctor.