Today, AnCu Life continues to introduce to readers a precious remedy of oriental people, which is ginger.
Ginger is a famous food for many health benefits, but not everyone knows all about its effects. Let’s go to the kitchen section of AnCu Life to find out the effects and how the dishes made from ginger are good for health!
1. Health benefits of ginger
Ginger is used both as a spice and as a medicine because of its many good medicinal properties. So let AnCu Life help you better understand the specific uses of ginger right here:
Treatment of symptoms of vomiting, nausea.
Ginger is effective in treating the symptoms of vomiting and nausea, making the body feel better after only a short period of time when taking ginger, especially ginger tea. In addition, ginger is also effective in reducing heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Improves the functioning of the digestive system.
Consuming ginger in moderation every day will help the body regulate blood sugar. At the same time, it also promotes digestion, absorption of minerals and other nutrients, stimulates appetite as well as maintains the digestive system in the best state.
Reduce menstrual cramps
Women often feel abdominal pain during menstruation, due to the sudden increase in prostaglandin hormone levels in the body. This hormone is a chemical that causes pain, spasms, and fever. Therefore, when using ginger will help lower the amount of prostaglandins in the body, which means reducing the pain of menstrual cramps.
Helps relieve muscle and joint pain
Ginger contains gingerol – has anti-inflammatory effects when inhibiting chemokines, cytokines and some other inflammatory factors. As a result, ginger will help your body improve inflammation and pain in knee joints, reduce muscle discomfort, as well as prevent osteoarthritis from appearing.
Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Ginger makes brain cells last longer and provides antioxidants to prevent oxidative damage to cells. Therefore, ginger helps fight the symptoms of memory decline (age-related), especially reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Ginger contains many antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects and prevent the activity of some types of cancer. For example, some studies suggest that compounds in ginger may reduce the risk of ovarian and colorectal cancer.
In addition, ginger is also effective in protecting the skin from ultraviolet light.
2. Ways to use ginger for health
Ginger is not only a popular spice in Asian cuisine in general and Vietnam in particular, but also becomes a common food ingredient used every day such as:
Benefits of ginger tea
Ginger tea has many health benefits, due to the ingredients gingerol, shogaol, zingerone and paradol. Therefore, ginger tea has some of the following effects:
Weight loss: helps to enhance fat breakdown, reduce fat absorption and avoid cravings.
Cough treatment: has anti-inflammatory effect thanks to the gingerol present in ginger.
Cold relief: because ginger can fight respiratory syncytial virus – which is the cause of some respiratory diseases such as flu.
Reduce nausea, reduce motion sickness, support the immune system, enhance brain function.
Pain relief, good support for digestive activities.
Regulate blood sugar, reduce bad cholesterol.
How to use
Although ginger tea is good for health, you should also note how to use this drink as follows:
It is recommended to use the amount of ginger to drink about 4mg / day, to avoid bloating, heartburn and nausea.
Avoid ginger tea for people with blood thinning or blood pressure medication.
It is recommended to drink warm ginger tea, about 2-3 cups of ginger tea per day to reduce inflammation.
The effect of honey ginger
When drinking ginger water (ginger tea) mixed with honey, it has the same effect as when drinking ginger tea, but there are some additional benefits from using honey as follows: improving blood circulation, healing Asthma, respiratory disease, cough and reduce inflammation effectively because honey is rich in vitamins B, C, D, E and immune system boosters.
How to use
To promote the health benefits of honey ginger, you need to pay attention to how to use it as follows:
You should only drink 2-3 cups of honey ginger tea per day, because drinking too much will easily cause side effects such as allergy, heartburn, nausea, ….
Should drink honey ginger tea in the morning, afternoon, or after meals about 1-2 hours.
Avoid mixing honey into tea (ginger juice) while it is still hot, as it easily destroys useful enzyme compounds and nutrients in honey. The water temperature should be between 30-40 degrees Celsius.
It is recommended to use 2-3 teaspoons of honey per day, avoid abuse.
The effect of ginger candy
Ginger candy is also widely used and convenient to carry with people everywhere. Depending on each person’s preference, there are hard ginger candies or soft ginger candies with outstanding uses such as: keeping the stomach warm, anti-inflammatory and good for the throat and anti-nausea.
How to use
If you buy ginger candy outside, then you should use according to the manufacturer’s recommendations printed on the package to get the desired effect. If you make ginger candy at home, you should use a moderate amount every day, to avoid tooth decay and the effects of eating too much ginger candy.
3. Side effects and some notes when using ginger
Although ginger has nutritional value and good for health, you should also know more about some side effects as well as notes when using this food as follows:
Side effects of ginger
Although used in small amounts, some people have side effects, such as heartburn, bloating, mouth irritation (burning mouth, feeling bitter – salty) or stomach upset (nausea, loss of appetite, indigestion).
When taken with a large amount of ginger, there may be more serious symptoms such as: an increased risk of bleeding (especially those who have problems with bleeding disorders – pregnant women, diabetes) , cardiovascular disease) or can cause a reaction to the medication you are taking.
Some notes when using ginger
- Do not take more than 5g of ginger per day.
- For those who have health problems, should pay attention to the dose of ginger used every day, it is best to consult a doctor carefully before using. For example, pregnant women should consult a doctor carefully when using ginger, because ginger can affect the sex hormones of the fetus, even the risk of birth defects.
- You can eat a little fresh ginger before meals to stimulate taste and secretion of digestive juices.
- You can drink some ginger water, warm ginger tea to relieve bloating, throat phlegm and nasal congestion.
- Ginger can be applied to the skin, but should only be tested on a small area first to see if ginger causes skin irritation, and apply for a short time.