Health Benefits of Ginger
For many years, ginger root has been in great demand among men and women: it is added to food, drinks, and even has been once used as a currency, as it was very expensive. Today, during the COVID-19 pandemic, its popularity in the world has increased even more.
Benefits of ginger
Ginger root is a storehouse of vitamins, minerals and essential oils. Ginger contains a large amount of magnesium, which helps to eliminate toxins from the body and normalizes the state of the nervous system, pectins and fiber. The product also contains potassium, which is considered an excellent macronutrient: it improves performance and well-being. Moreover, potassium restores fluid levels in the body and also supplies the brain with oxygen.
Harm of ginger
Despite the wide range of positive properties, ginger is not recommended for people suffering from stomach ulcers, gastritis. Another feature of ginger is its ability to increase blood flow. If you are prone to bleeding, high blood pressure or heart problems, it is better to stop using this product and replace it with another one in your diet.
Remember that fresh ginger contains more vitamins and macronutrients. Dry spices or pickled root vegetables are less useful because they contain a lot of artificial additives, sugar and colors.
Doctors also recommend adding ginger root to lemon tea. Citrus fruit is known to be rich in vitamin C, while ginger has antibacterial properties and contains vitamin C and B vitamins.
In addition, ginger is known as a weight loss food. Gingerol, which is found in the root vegetable, prevents the accumulation of fats and also speeds up the metabolism.
Of course, the beauty industry did not stand aside and also found a use for ginger: face masks made from ground spice root mixed with honey and cinnamon, foot creams and even super slimming drinks. But the real beauty find is ‘ginger water’, which is a real favorite in natural cosmetics. This is a natural tonic for the beauty and health of the skin, and all because it does not contain preservatives. It helps you achieve a healthy complexion and even strong, smooth hair. It can be used as a tonic for washing and cleansing the skin of the face and body, as a hair oil, as a component of masks, and as thermal water, especially in hot weather or after an intense workout.