Ginger has so many nutrients and bioactive compounds that benefit our body and helps us to relive some pains. That’s why, today I’m going to show you how to use this very nutritious plant originated from China, so pay attention and make sure you read this and you take advantage of all the information to improve your health.
- Muscle pain after training?
If after a very intensive routine at the gym you feel sore, you can use ginger to relive the pain. In case you didn’t know it, ginger is able to deeply radiate heat in muscle contractions and tissues; this allows the blood to circulate to the surface, which produces a great anti-inflammatory effect that helps to relieve the muscle pain. If you want to use it externally, you can make a compress, grating 100gr of ginger and wrap them in gauze or a cotton bag and then immerse it into boiling water for 5 minutes. Once it’s ready, you can wring a handkerchief into the warm ginger water , and finally place it in the area that hurts. You’ll see that soon you will feel better.
- Take it easy, inflammation.
Ginger has a super healthy compound, called gingerol. This compound is excellent to reduce cells inflammation and given its anti-inflammatory effect, ginger can also be used to treat problems associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer and even toothaches. Another way to use it to treat inflammation is to grate some ginger and add it to certain foods. You can also prepare a dressing, mixing olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. Buying ginger tea or ginger powder it’s also a good option, you can find it at any health food store or supermarket.
Drinking a ginger tea can also help you to stimulate the pancreas, which increases the production of enzymes that helps digestion and prevent bad absorption of food and its annoying side effects. In addition, ginger also has an antibacterial effect capable of relieving different intestinal diseases.
If you are trying to lose some weight, ginger can be a great allied. The truth is that once the inflammation is reduced due the properties of ginger, the sensitivity of glucose increases, and this is a fundamental thing to lose weight. In addition, it also helps to control the appetite, causing a feeling of satiety that keeps us from continuing eating.
As you know, its digestive properties also stimulate gastric juices, strengthen the intestinal muscles and increase muscle contractions of the stomach, in addition, ginger may help increase movement through the digestive tract, preventing that way, discomfort associated with indigestion and improving the absorption of nutrients and elimination of toxins from the body, which prevents us from gaining weight.
One last thing I can’t fail to mention about the effects of ginger to lose weight is that it has two compounds, one, as I already mentioned before, it’s called gingerol and the other one is shogaol, these two components help us to accelerate our metabolism and increase our consumption of energy and fat oxidation. Not to mention, that when we consume ginger, our body heat increases and therefore we burn more calories than normal.
Now you know it, use this information to improve your lifestyle. Remember, include ginger in your routine and you’ll have a healthier life.