No more Nausea
Ginger is also a remedy for digestive issues. Ginger has been used for generations to settle nausea and other stomach problems. History indicates that it has long been a favorite cure for seasickness, as it prevents vomiting; this is especially helpful for pregnancy, and the morning sickness it brings. Some researchers speculate that ginger is better for dealing with nausea than certain prescription medications. For the best results in relieving nausea, use ginger candy, or even ground ginger in tea to facilitate easier consumption and more immediate relief.
This article has very briefly touched on some heart-related benefits offered by ginger. An improved blood flow reduces blood pressure, which essentially equates to less stress on the heart. Less stress on the heart lowers the risk of heart disease and other serious complications, including diabetes. Recent studies indicate that ginger also lowers resting blood sugar levels and the levels of other factors that are strong indicators of heart disease, so even those who already have diabetes should consider a high ginger diet. Ginger tea is an easy way; it can also be sprinkled on foods you already eat.
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Another heart helping benefit, ginger can help control cholesterol levels. LDL lipoproteins, otherwise known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol, are refutably linked to heart disease. Certain dietary choices raise or lower LDL cholesterol. As little as three grams of ginger daily can significantly lower LDL levels, as well as blood triglycerides. Consuming ginger as part of a healthy diet can go a long way toward keeping your body in balance; however, you should also consume other helpful vitamins and minerals, such as potassium and magnesium, in a balanced diet to contribute to improved heart health and an increase of ‘good’ cholesterol.