The knobby root of ginger is unmistakable. It’s anti-inflammatory properties are well documented. It imparts a sharp, warm, and spicy fragrance and flavor.
Incredibly versatile, ginger has been valued and used for centuries for both therapeutic and culinary purposes.
The thin skin of ginger is prized and used to make essential oils. Ginger is invigorating and powerful. Ginger essential oils are used for respiratory, digestive, and skin issues. It is a warming antiseptic, which helps to soothe stomach and muscle pains when applied. Not to mention, it’s stimulating properties can alleviate motion sickness and nausea.
You can consume ginger in raw or cooked. You can also steep it or take it in powdered form. All things considered, ginger has well researched benefits. Moreover, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is anti-viral. Naturally, it’s great to add to soups for someone who has a cold or flu.
Ginger is considered warming, and has a thermic effect on food. This increases your metabolism and helps you feel full. It has also been found to increase the uptake of glucose into muscle cells. It does this without the use of insulin, and can help with managing blood sugar levels.
Clinical trials have shown that ginger reduced blood glucose. It also lowers triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol levels. These trials showed results over a 30-day period. For people with type 2 diabetes, ginger is especially beneficial. It increases insulin release and sensitivity. Not only does this inhibit enzymes in carbohydrate metabolism but also improves lipid profiles. Additionally, studies shown that ginger protects the central nervous system. Organs like the liver and kidneys, as well as cataracts is also protected.
Ginger contains a powerful anti-inflammatory. It can help to alleviate inflammation and pain. These effects have been shown to be effective for headaches and migraines. It has also been demonstrated to help with arthritis and joint pain, as well as injuries.
Ginger boasts at least 25 antioxidants. This helps to slow down DNA damage.
Antioxidants are vital for a healthy lifestyle. They protect against free radical damage. They also protect against degenerative diseases. Particularly illness associated with aging like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
You can find ginger in our potent Cold Terminator FRESH squeeze. You will love it in our beet punch too. Try adding a ginger shot to any of our FRESH squeezes. You can add it to your own recipe. If you’re feeling brave, try a shot straight.
Try it today by finding a FRESH Café near you.