9 Benefits of Ginger

Find out how this magic spice can improve your life.

9 Benefits of Ginger

You've probably reached for ginger ale when you weren’t feeling well, but did you ever wonder why this beverage soothes your belly woes? Ginger is one of the most commonly consumed foods the world over. It’s pungent, spicy, and chock-full of benefits. If you don’t want to eat it raw, ginger comes in a variety of other forms, in capsules, teas, powders, oils, tinctures, and in foods. Here's how ginger can benefit your health in nine unique ways.

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Bloating

When you overeat or feel gassy after a meal, sip ginger tea to help reduce some of your gastrointestinal pain. Ginger can help reduce bloating and gas by calming the intestines and dispelling gas that’s trapped in there and adding to your discomfort.

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