Ginger has numerous health benefits, and we could probably all benefit from eating more of it. Here are a few ways ginger can help improve your health.
(1) Respiratory ailments
Ginger can help expand the lungs and make breathing easier for those suffering from various respiratory illnesses. Since ginger is also a natural expectorant, it can help to break up mucus and phlegm, making it easier to expel from the body.
(2) Improves absorption
Although this benefit might seem a bit obscure, it’s potentially a big one, since how we absorb the nutrients in the food we eat has a tremendous impact on our general health. Ginger can stimulate the release of gastric secretions from the pancreas, which is essential for the proper digestion of food and how effectively our bodies take up nutrients.
(3) Blood Circulation
Millions of people have problems with blood circulation, especially those who are elderly, or who have smoked for many years. Ginger contains three very beneficial minerals, chromium, magnesium and zinc. These three minerals can help improve blood flow, helping to alleviate some of the problems that stem from poor circulation.
(4) Morning sickness
For some women who become pregnant morning sickness is not much of a problem at all, while for others it can be a nightmare. Ginger, long known for its ability to help soothe the stomach, was found to be just as effective as vitamin B-6 for the treatment of morning sickness.
(5) Cancer risk
Medical research has found that ginger may be beneficial in the fight against cancer. One study determined that ginger may help treat ovarian cancer, while the other discovered that it may help in the battle against colorectal cancer by slowing the grown of cancer cells.