Ginger may seem to be a small commodity but serves many important functions in the body. It has many benefits, especially to women. Ginger contains very important nutrients and bioactive compounds that are beneficial for your body and brain. In Kenya, it is commonly used as a flavour in tea.
Several scientific kinds of research have proved that ginger is highly beneficial to ladies as compared to men. Therefore, it should be a regular dietary plan for ladies.
Here are some of the incredible benefits of ginger for ladies.
1. It reduces menstrual pain
Taking ginger supplements can greatly reduce period-related pain during your menstrual cycle. It has been proved to be very effective against period-related pain when taken just at the beginning of the menstrual period. It works effectively just like other pain-killing drugs like ibuprofen.
2. Can be used to treat morning sickness
It is estimated that more than 50% of pregnant women experience morning sickness, which is a nauseous feeling that you may have during your early weeks of pregnancy. Studies reveal that by taking about 1.1-1.5 grams of ginger, you can significantly reduce any forms of nausea including morning sickness. It is however not advisable to take large amounts of ginger when pregnant, as it can increase the risks of miscarriage.
3. It improves skin elasticity and skin toning
Ginger contains gingerols which have various anti-inflammatory benefits. It is a natural skin toner that also serves as an important anti-ageing tool, that aids in giving your skin a glamorous look. It also contains antioxidants which aid in eradicating scars and acne on your skin.
4. It aids in weight loss
Ginger has a thermogenic effect in the digestive system, thus raises gut temperature thereby boosting metabolism. Increased metabolism will fire up your body’s calorie burning mechanism, thus ensures that you don’t gain unnecessary weight.
5. It reduces cancer risks
Ginger contains important antioxidants that can protect the body from risks of cancer, more so ovarian and prostate cancer. Ginger contains gingerol which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.