VISTA Functional Foods
With its lively flavour and over 100 beneficial compounds, Ginger root is a delicious and healing addition to any diet. When juiced, it provides a concentrated dose of antioxidants, as well as neuroprotective, heart-healing, and anticancer properties. So add it to your next smoothie and reap the rejuvenating benefits.
Research shows that ginger could prevent the formation of ulcers or sores on the stomach lining that result from high levels of acid in the digestive system. It appears to work by lowering levels of inflammatory proteins and disabling enzymes that drive ulcer formation.
Ginger has long been a folk remedy for nausea and seasickness, and for a good reason. Its ability to decrease the symptoms of nausea and prevent vomiting is increasingly well supported by research. It’s a powerful, all-natural alternative to anti-nausea medications.
Potentially Fight Cancer
Ginger is rich in a compound called 6-gingerol, which may be the key to what appears to be its potent anticancer effects. Multiple studies show that gingerol is not only an anti-inflammatory but also an antitumor and may block the cell growth of ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.
Fight Fungal Infections
Ginger is a fungus fighter, making it an excellent all-natural remedy for ailments like athlete’s foot and jock itch. One study examining the anti-fungal properties of 29 plants discovered that ginger was one of the most effective species.
Balance Blood Sugar
When blood sugar is balanced, your body’s energy levels remain stable, and you suffer less from headaches and thirst. Ginger appears to promote blood sugar levels without significant peaks and valleys. This makes ginger an especially great asset to people with diabetes and insulin sensitivity.