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Why you should eat ginger everyday

You can embrace your daily ginger intake by playing around with recipes requiring ginger (Shutterstock)

Ginger is a super food which has many benefits. Commonly used in many recipes, you'll find it added to food raw, juiced, in some oils, or powdered. The component of this rhizome that is most effective is the gingeol. Perfect for its anti-inflammatory and healing powers, here are additional reasons why you should stock up more ginger.

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Helps relieve nausea

You may be a victim of nausea for one reason or another. It could be that you are car sick, pregnant or recovering from some form of therapy like chemotherapy. Whichever the case, taking ginger daily will lower your chances of throwing up all day. This adaptation of use is borrowed from ancient sailors who used it to prevent sea sickness.

Muscle pain relief

Muscle pain is a headache to many as it causes serious discomfort. Greatly pegged on its ability in being an anti-inflammatory ingredient, consuming it continually will provide relief to your aches and sores. It is also recommended by physiotherapists as a diet addition as they aid you through relieving your muscle pains.

Treats chronic indigestion

Suffering from chronic indigestion is distressing without a doubt. When you make it habitual to take ginger daily, it acts as a catalyst in the stomach emptying process. This ultimately results in a better digestion since indigestion is characterized by longer periods of the stomach withholding food.

Ginger can be added to food raw, juiced, in some oils, or powdered (Shutterstock)

Protect against Alzheimer's disease

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As you age, some functions decline. This is accelerated by previous oxidative stress and extreme inflammation. All these contribute to Alzheimer's disease. However, taking ginger daily will help to reduce your brain from any inflammation resulting from the disease.

Reduction in menstrual pain

Do you suffer from extremely painful cramps during your period? Commonly known as dysmenorrhea, period pain gone chronic is an intense experience. It may come as a surprise but, research from renowned medics show that taking about 3 grams of ginger powder before your periods significantly reduces your pain.

Embracing the intake of ginger daily is made easy by the fact that you can play around with recipes requiring ginger. It is tasty and beneficial too. What a combination!

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