7 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is one of my favorite foods. Although I was always aware that it offered health benefits, I was shocked to just how many conditions it was useful for. Here are 7 of my favorite reasons to drink a daily ginger tea. They were collected from an article entitled, “12 Serious Health Benefits of Ginger Tea and How it Prevents Cancer,” found on Gists ‘n’ Tips. You can find the full article here.
1. Stomach Discomfort and Nausea
Ginger tea has been utilized to settle upset stomachs for thousands of years. If you suffer from belly ache, morning sickness, or even motion sickness, a nice warm cup can help cure what ails you. If you’re prone to motion sickness, have a cup of ginger tea before going on a drive or flight.
2. Reduces Inflammation
Ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory, which means that, as a tea, it’s perfect for treating rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammation of the joints. It can also minimize swelling and puffiness within sore muscles and joints, and has natural pain relief characteristics.
Drinking ginger tea is beneficial in the case of asthma. Ginger helps to loosen phlegm and expand the lungs, which in turn helps to recover from difficult breathing. As such, it’s incredibly beneficial in fighting asthma.
4. Stress Relief
The scent of ginger acts as a form of aromatherapy and is therefore incredibly relaxing. Drinking a cup of ginger tea can boost and improve your mood, as well as leave you feeling calm.
5. Weight Loss
Ginger tea can aid in weight loss in several ways. Firstly, it can burn excess fat, and secondly, it can help you feel fuller for longer. As such, your intake of calories will be smaller and you can potentially shed unwanted weight.
Ginger tea has been proven to help male fertility, as well as the quality of the sperm. As an added bonus, it can also help treat erectile dysfunction as well as act as an aphrodisiac, if consumed on a daily basis.
7. Cancer Prevention
Ginger has been proven to help treat particular cancers, particularly the ovarian variety. In fact, studies have shown that it can literally obliterate ovarian cancer cells. If that didn’t sound amazing enough, the cancerous cells actually end up attacking and killing themselves. This is possibly the best reason to start drinking ginger tea.
If you’re suffering from digestive discomfort, inflammation, asthma, poor circulation, stress, menstrual pain, reduced immunity, stubborn fat, cognitive issues, fertility, or cancer, I hope you take this opportunity to experiment with the therapeutic benefits of ginger tea. I can vouch for its amazing ability to ease post-meal digestive distress. I make my organic ginger tea a nightly priority and feel less bloated than ever. Let me know about your favorite way to use ginger in the comments below!