NEXT DISPATCH IN:

The Benefits of Ginger

March 24, 2016
By
Please follow and like us:
RSS
Facebook
Facebook
Pinterest
Pinterest
Instagram
Google+
http://www.fortishealth.co.uk/blog/?p=668">
Follow by Email
SHARE

 

I don’t know about you but I cannot get enough of Ginger! Luckily for me it is super good for you!

 

This ancient ‘wonder spice’ is famous for medicinal properties in Ayurvedic medicine. For centuries it has been trialed and tested and comes up trumps with its numerous health benefits and digestion-friendly properties.

 

 

 

 

In fact, tons of scientific studies a have stated that Ginger has real benefits for the following:

 

 

 

  • Reducing Nausea
  • Reducing Inflammation
  • Deceasing risk of Colon Cancer
  • Reducing bad Cholesterol and raising healthy levels of HDL
  • Reduction in Lipid Peroxidation
  • Increasing Healthy Seminal Motility in Men
  • Aids Digestion

 

 

 

How To Take Ginger:

 

Around 1-3g of fresh Ginger is the usual dosage recommended and this is the common measure when using as a preventative treatment for nausea. Morning sickness in pregnancy, motion sickness, and sometimes operation-induced nausea are also other symptoms that can be treated this way.

 

However, 1g is the usual measure when using for other areas, especially when improving the speed we digest our food and getting the ball rolling in our gut. Although, 1g has been shown to not be sufficient when decreasing blood glucose in the one study attempting to do so.

 

Interestingly if you are using Ginger to boost testosterone levels, a supplement is more beneficial. This is because when a study conducted on Rats showed benefits in this area, the amount used exceeded an average amount (about 14g), now that’s a lot more Ginger than one would normally have in a sitting, so easier to get the extract amount in supplement form!

 

 

 

Not A Lover Of The Wonder Spice?

 

If you don’t like Ginger then don’t worry you can take supplements and if you like then there is no harm in taking something extra when you don’t have any in the house!

 

 

 

Measurements

 

There are lots of ways you can get your 1g of Ginger so don’t frent if you are not sure where to start! Try and select on eof the following

 

  • Supplements – A capsule that has around 1g ginger extract in it or >10g whole ginger
  • A teaspoon of fresh ginger root, try grating this vertically against the root
  • 2ml of liquid extract is about 2 drops when using a tincture.
  • 4 cups yummy cups of ginger tea. Try making this with 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger and let it brew for 5–10 min

 

 

 

Top Tip

 

Ginger is used In India commonly in daily life and one really good habit we could get in on here in the UK is taking it every day as a cup of tea, Ginger-infused Chai is a household favorite in India known to battle the common cough and cold!

 

I believe in having a nice hot mug of Ginger tea before you eat your main meal, this will help awaken your digestive tract and help it do its job! If you have a Nutri Bullet then blending fresh ginger with water is an easy way of getting the whole root, then you can take it cold or heat it up!

I’m also a fan of making my own healthy cacao ginger brownies and green monster smoothies packed full of the wonder spice!

 

Alternatively, take a look at this supplement that I like: Ginger 12,000mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhiannon Lambert

 

Nutritional Therapist – Fortis Health Advisor

 

BSc MSc ANutr Specialising in Weight Management • Eating Disorders • Fitness

 

 

Please follow and like us:
RSS
Facebook
Facebook
Pinterest
Pinterest
Instagram
Google+
http://www.fortishealth.co.uk/blog/?p=668">
Follow by Email
SHARE

Tags: , , ,

One Response to The Benefits of Ginger

  1. berteh pg on November 6, 2016 at 5:31 am

    can ginger cure acid reflux

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

  • RSS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Google+
    http://www.fortishealth.co.uk/blog/?p=668">
  • Follow by Email
  • SHARE