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Ginger has long been known as a very healthy food. It has anti-cancer properties and is recognized as healthy by both modern and ancient systems of medicine. Have a read to see why you should start eating more ginger

Nutrients in Ginger

Ginger is a good source of magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper and vitamin B6. Ginger is a source of gingerol. a potent inhibitor of NO (nitric oxide) synthesis, which in plain language means it has powerful antioxidant capabilities.

Benefits:

A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).

A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.

A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.

Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.

Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.

Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.

Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.

In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps.

One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller.

Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

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