For thousands of years, traditional medicine has relied on natural ingredients to treat medical conditions. While science and medicine have improved over the years, these powerful natural cures work just as well as they always have.
It’s normal to be skeptical – you might wonder how a root could help treat your diabetes, or your arthritis – but once you add this ingredient to your diet, the results will speak for themselves.
Whether you enjoy ginger in your tea, a smoothie, or one of our delicious recipes, it’s one of the easiest and most effective changes you can make to your diet.
1. Ginger keeps you feeling strong
As we get older, it’s natural to feel pain and soreness in our muscles, especially if you suffer from arthritis or other chronic conditions that cause inflammation. Ginger has been proven to reduce inflammation, making it an all-natural pain reliever that works just as well as your daily pain pills. For instant relief, you can even use it in a homemade topical cream.
2. It makes your period bearable
Just like how ginger can give you relief from tennis elbow or or joint pain, it can drastically alleviate your period cramps. Ideally, you should take ginger every day, but in a pinch adding some to your diet in the first 3 days of your period should do the trick.
3. Ginger keeps your cholesterol in check
Has your doctor warned you to keep an eye on your LDL, or your “bad cholesterol?” That’s a trick question, because pretty much everybody is. An easy way to keep it under control and lower your risk of heart disease is to eat more ginger, which naturally reduced your LDL levels.
4. It’s a lifesaver if you have diabetes
New research shows that a daily dose of ginger will help manage high blood sugar levels, which affects patients with both types of diabetes. If you have diabetes and you haven’t already added this superfood to your diet, what do you have to lose?
5. Ginger helps your brain stay sharp
The cause of Alzheimer’s and other conditions that attack your brain is inflammation, which weakens your memory and thinking skills. Ginger helps to relieve this inflammation the same way it fights joint pain. Studies of older women say a dose of ginger improved their reaction time and memory.
6. It can soothe your stomach
People over 50 often suffer from uncomfortable and embarrassing conditions like bloating, constipation and dyspepsia. Ginger is a cure-all for your stomach troubles that naturally moves things along in your stomach so you can feel comfortable again.
7. It fights nausea
Anyone who’s lived through morning sickness, motion sickness or nausea as a side-effect of their medication will tell you it’s awful. Ginger has been used for centuries to counteract these symptoms, and odds are you still rely on Ginger Ale to treat it. The real thing is even more effective than soda.