Ginger may taste great as a spice in your favorite dish or as a hot tea, but it has health benefits, too. Ginger is rich in phytochemicals and can be used powdered, fresh, dried, or as an oil or juice. It is a very common ingredient in recipes and sometimes added to cosmetics and processed foods.
The health benefits of drinking ginger water are as follows
1. Ginger water Reduce pain and can heal irritated skin
Ginger contains gingerol, a substance known for quashing inflammation and reducing pains in the body. In addition to reducing pain, ginger is also rich in anti-inflammatory properties that help heal irritated skin.
2. It can reduce nausea
According to medical research, ginger can treat many forms of nausea including morning sickness. Moreover, it helps relieve vomiting and chemotherapy-related nausea.
Do you know that ginger is also effective when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea? It is safe for pregnant women but recommended that pregnant women who are just about to deliver or after miscarriages should avoid it.
3. It may help prevent cancer
Ginger contains gingerol, a strong substance that may help prevent cancer. It is loaded with antioxidants and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown it is also a remedy for several forms of cancer.
4. Ginger ease menstrual pain
Ginger helps with many inflammatory processes and one of the traditional uses of this food is to relieve pain during the menstrual period. You can give a try to ginger if you find yourself with dysmenorrhea ‘pain felt during the menstrual cycle’.
5. It may ward off cardiovascular disease and lower blood sugars.
Ginger has shown to improve and reduce heart disease risk factors as well as lower levels of sugar in the body. This is because it contains powerful anti-diabetic properties.
6. Fight infections
It is known that ginger contains a large amount of mineral called gingerol. This mineral can help in many medical conditions which include lowering the risk of infections. It can fight harmful viruses and bacteria which decrease the risk of infections.
7. Helps with digestion
Ginger helps to speed up emptying the stomach and this process benefits people who have chronic indigestion. Chronic indigestion causes discomfort and pain in the stomach. Consuming ginger will help you digest it quickly after a meal.
Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting, Obinwannem news writer/November 10, 2021