The Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition published its findings of a study conducted on 70 type II diabetic patients in which they were subjected to a double-blind testing programme.
They were given either a ginger supplement of 1,600 mg or a placebo of 1,600 mg and for a 12 week duration.
It was discovered that those patients that took the ginger supplements had about eight markers linked with diabetes decreased.
The markers include the following:
- The level of triglycerides
- The total cholesterol
- The inflammatory Prostaglandin E2
- The measurement of damage done to red blood cells by sugar (also called HbA1C)
- Insulin levels
- The plasma glucose levels especially when fasting
- The inflammatory C-reactive protein
- The insulin resistance levels
The findings of the study include the following:
- The eight markers highlighted improved with the consumption of ginger.
- It is therefore an effective natural remedy for the prevention and treatment of type II diabetes.
- 1,600 mg of ginger is simply 1/4 teaspoon in lay-man terms and it is the recommended daily dosage.
The Health Benefits Of Ginger
- It’s great for digestive issues like gastrointestinal problems. The reason behind this is its excellent carminative (that is it reduces intestinal gas) and spasmolytic (that is it relaxes the intestinal tract) action.
- Gingerols which is a phytochemicals found in ginger is a very potent anti-inflammatory compound and it is effective in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
5 Useful Ways To Incorporate Ginger In Your Daily Diet
You can start incorporating a measure of 1/4 teaspoon of ginger in your daily diet to reap from the enormous health benefits of this wonderful herb.
Give ginger a try in your daily diet today in the following ways:
1. Take Ginger Syrup
Make ginger syrup and add it to your oatmeal, fruit salads, tea and smoothies.
2. Try Out Ginger Candy
If you have a sweet tooth you can substitute your regular candy with a homemade ginger candy, it’s healthier and good for your teeth.
3. Drink Refreshing Ginger Ale
You can add ginger to your daily diet with a DIY homemade ginger ale drink. It’s anti-inflammatory properties will help provide relief from migraines and body pains.
4. Drink Ginger Tea
Ginger tea with a bit of lemon will help stimulate your immune system and help you fight infections such as the common cold and flu.
5. Try Out Ginger Chicken Wraps
You can try out ginger chicken lettuce wraps especially if you love chicken you can now enhance your overall health benefits when eating chicken.