Interesting Ginger Health Benefits Facts: 13-18 | Improvement of Metabolic Health and Digestion Aid
13. Blood sugar: Ginger has been found to be capable of reducing blood glucose in fasting conditions. It also reduced HbA1c.
14. Prevents obesity: In a study conducted on mice, it has been found that mice on high fat diet do not become obese when given ginger. This is achieved by activation of PPARδ pathway.
15. Effective against Fatty Liver Disease (Nonalcoholic): Studies have found that consumption of 2 grams of ginger daily for 12 weeks in a row is capable of significant reduction in inflammatory cytokines, insulin resistance index and several liver enzymes as compared to placebo. On the other hand, essential oil in ginger is capable of protecting the liver against fatty liver disease (nonalcoholic by nature) and several other related metabolic diseases that is caused by diet high in fat.
16. Improves gut integrity: It has been found that ginger improves gut integrity by increasing prostaglandins in lining of the stomach, which gets reduced by prolonged use of NSAID by osteoarthritis patients.
17. Prevents vomiting and nausea: Vagal nerve overactivation is responsible for vomiting and nausea. Ginger has been found to inhibit serotonin function in digestive tract and hence, prevents vagal nerve overactivation. It has also been found to relieve morning sickness in pregnant women.
18. Reduction of stomach discomfort: Studies have revealed that ginger is capable of stimulating peristalsis in gut, thereby aiding emptying of stomach into the small intestine. This means that those who overeat or have problems with indigestion can consuming ginger for reducing stomach discomfort.
Interesting Ginger Health Benefits Facts: 19-24 | Liver Detox, Cardiovascular Health, Antimicrobial Effects
19. Prevents liver toxicity: In humans, it has been found that liver toxicity caused by antituberculosis drugs is prevents in tuberculosis patients. In animal trials, it have been found that for rabbits poisoned with cadmium, ginger protects both the liver and the kidneys from cadmium toxicity. In case of rats, liver is protected by ginger against aluminum toxicity.
20. Prevents oxidative stress damage to liver: Ginger is known to have several potent antioxidants such as 6-shogaol. These antioxidants protects the liver from oxidative stress damage.
21. Triglyceride profile and blood cholesterol are improved: In humans, it has been found that ginger is capable of improving triglyceride profile, cholesterol, blood sugar markers and blood CRP. Further studies have revealed that ginger stimulates muscarinic receptors and prevents calcium channel blockades, thereby modulating the nervous system and hence, lowering blood pressure.
22. Arteries hardening prevention: Ginger is rich in 6-Gingerol. This ingredient is known for protecting those cells from oxidative stress that line up our blood vessels. This has led the scientists to believe that ginger is capable of preventing arteries hardening.
23. Cold virus inhibition: In a cell-based study it has been found that fresh ginger (not the dried one) is capable of inhibiting cold virus from entering into the cells of human body. Clinical trials need to be conducted to confirm this finding.
24. Wipes out bad bacteria: Studies have found that ginger’s ethanol extract (unheated) has very high anti-bacterial properties. Cell-studies have been performed on various disease-causing bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurum, Pseudomonas aeroginosa, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureas. It has also been found that ginger’s methanol extract is capable of inhibiting 19 different strains of Helicobacter pylori (some of which are resistant to drugs).
- Anti-inflammatory: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
- Anti-cancer: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
- Metabolic health and digestion: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
- Liver, cardiovascular, anti-microbial: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10