Find out how this magic spice can improve your life.
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.
If your doctor told you to modify your diet to lower your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol number, ask if he or she recommends ginger capsules or extracts. One study found that subjects taking ginger capsules significantly lowered their triglyceride and LDL (bad) cholesterol.