Ginger

Health Benefits:

  1. Gastrointestinal Support
  2. Immune Boosting
  3. Stimulates The Immune System
  4. Protective Nutrients

GINGER

Ginger and its compounds perform a myriad of exciting functions within our bodies. Let’s take a look at how it functions and how you can use it in your everyday meals.

Because it acts as an antiemetic (aka: something that helps prevent vomiting,) ginger is traditionally used in cases of motion sickness, morning sickness, and post-surgical or because of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Ginger has also been shown to speed up gastrointestinal emptying, so may be a potential treatment for chronic indigestion.

Ginger as a plant is closely related to turmeric, and like turmeric, also contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Often times, ginger is eaten in its fresh, dried, or powdered form. You can include more ginger into your healthy eating plan in the following ways:

  • Choose Liquid Hope as a healthy soup since one of the spices included is ginger! Heat one pouch of Liquid Hope on the stove until warm.

  • Take a "shot" of kale, celery, ginger, and lemon juice in the morning. This blend of food helps support the body's own detoxification pathways.

  • Include ginger in "torn apart" sushi salads. Form the base of your salad with a greens blend and sea vegetables (like wakame or nori), add red peppers, sesame seeds, and minced ginger. Create a dressing made with sesame seed oil, organic shoyu, and wasabi (if you’re feeling brave!)

  • Add grated ginger on top of your morning oatmeal or over top of baked apples

 


References:

*Akimoto M, Iizuka M, Kanematsu R, Yoshida M, Takenaga K (2015) Anticancer Effect of Ginger Extract against Pancreatic Cancer Cells Mainly through Reactive Oxygen Species-Mediated Autotic Cell Death. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126605. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126605

Marx W, Ried K, McCarthy AL, Vitetta L, Sali A McKavanagh D, Isenring E., Ginger-Mechanism of Action in Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting: A Review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2015 Apr 7:0. [Epub ahead of print]

Sahdeo Prasad and Amit K. Tyagi, "Ginger and Its Constituents: Role in Prevention and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer," Gastroenterology Research and Practice, vol. 2015, Article ID 142979, 11 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/142979

Shidfar, F., Rajab, A., Rahideh, T., et al. (2015). The effect of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on glycemic markers in patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 12(2), pp. 165-170. Retrieved 26 Jun. 2015, from doi:10.1515/jcim-2014-0021*

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