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.
This spice helps reduce inflammation and improves symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatism. Although it’s not 100 percent proven to help with arthritis, one study suggested ginger extract could be a substitute for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). According to a study reported by The Arthritis Foundation, a highly concentrated ginger extract and a placebo were given to 247 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The ginger reduced pain and stiffness in knee joints by 40 percent over the placebo.