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What Can Ginger Do for You?

January 17th, 2012 Healthy Living

Ginger is a love-it-or-hate-it flavor - its unique spicy taste is the staple of many popular dishes. If you're a ginger fan, have you ever considered the health benefits that come with regular consumption? Although it may not be the nutritional powerhouse that garlic is, there are a few great reasons to incorporate more into your diet, according to The World's Healthiest Foods.

1. A cure for stomach problems. You may already be aware that ginger can help you out in times of gastrointestinal distress - perhaps one of your parents even had you sipping ginger ale when you were sick with a nasty stomachache as a child. In fact, one study showed that the root can be even more effective than Dramamine, a drug commonly used to combat motion sickness.

2. Arthritis relief. The source reports that ginger features an anti-inflammatory compound known as gingerols. In fact, studies have shown that those who suffer from arthritis or osteoporosis reported a notable decrease in their symptoms when they regularly consumed ginger. If you experience muscle discomfort or swelling somewhat frequently, try spicing up your meals with ginger and see if you have any relief.

3. Immune system strengthening. If you find yourself coming down with a cold on a winter's day, munching on some ginger may help the disease work its way out of your system faster. The root promotes healthy sweating, which releases a germ-fighting agent that can help wrangle up the cold and kick it out of your body.