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10 reasons why you must add ginger to your diet

Ginger has long been used in food for its wonderful medicinal properties. If you are having a cold, having a cup of ‘kadak adraki chai’ can give you instant relief. Similarly, on a cold winter morning, you can boil water with ginger, basil leaves, mint leaves and then add a spoon of honey.

It can help you fight inflammation and pain

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties. It can also give relief from muscle and joint pain. You can enjoy a hot cup of ginger tea prepared with fresh ginger slices.

May help you prevent cold and flu

A few drops of fresh ginger juice or slices of fresh ginger can be added to different foods and drinks. It can also reduce inflammation from the throat which is also a common issue during the winter season.

Leaves warming effect

Ginger is referred to as a winter food as it leaves a warming effect. Studies have also highlighted that ginger can help you stay warm during the winter season. It will also boost digestion and help you fight stomach issues.

Relieve congestion

Ginger can give relief from congestion and inflammation. If you are suffering from a cold or cough you can add a few drops of ginger juice to half a tablespoon of honey and consume this mixture before going to bed.

Migraine relief

Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels.

Heartburn relief

Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose.

Ginger boosts immunity

Ginger has antibacterial properties that help support the immune system and further prevent you from falling sick with a cold or flu. So, a cup of ginger tea or syrup may help you stave off any viral or bacterial infection.

Improving digestion

Ginger is well known for its digestive virtues thanks to the active ingredient gingerol. This stimulates the production of bile and digestive enzymes.

Preventing colon cancer

Ginger has been found to play a preventative role in colon cancer thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger supplements can help reduce inflammation in the colon, in turn potentially reducing the risk of colon cancer, according to an American study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

Boosting libido

Some attribute ginger’s supposed aphrodisiac properties to its magnesium-rich rhizome. Its warming virtues and vasodilatory effects are thought to favor sexual function. However, this is yet to be validated by scientific research.

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