We all know that ginger has got some great properties. But who would use ginger to fight diabetes? And who would think you can do that using 5 different ways to eat this plant?
Recently, the Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition published the results of a study conducted on 70 type 2 diabetes patients which were subjects of a double-blind testing program.
The subjects were given a 1600 mg. supplement or 1600 mg. of placebo for 12 weeks, and the results showed that the ones who took ginger supplement had 8 markers related to diabetes lowered.
Here are the 8 markers that were reduced:
- The level of triglycerides
- The total cholesterol levels
- The inflammatory Prostaglandin E2
- The measurement of damage done to red blood cells by sugar (also called HbA1C)
- Insulin levels
- Plasma glucose levels, especially when fasting
- Inflammatory C-reactive protein
- Insulin resistance levels
The results of the study clearly show that the markers improved with ginger consumption, which makes the plant a potential natural cure for type 2 diabetes. 1600 mg. of ginger supplement equals to ¼ of a teaspoon of ginger and is the recommended daily dosage.
Here’s how you can add ginger into your daily diet:
1- Ginger tea
A cup of ginger tea with lemon will reinforce your immune system and help you fight infections and seasonal diseases.
2- Ginger syrup
Make some ginger syrup and add it to your bowl of oatmeal, tea, smoothies or fruit salads.
3- Ginger candy
If you’re cravings sweets often, substitute the unhealthy chocolate bars with ginger candy.
4- Ginger ale
Drink some homemade ginger ale to relieve headaches and different body aches.
5- Ginger chicken wraps
If you love chicken, try them in ginger lettuce wraps for a healthier portion of meat.
Where to find ginger?
Ginger is very common in many shops. You can find it in powder or as a plant. My preference is the organic type and as a plant.
If you want to buy it from the comfort of your sofa, then please click on the picture below. It will take you straight to a page where you can get them.
Conclusion on ginger to fight diabetes
As you can see, if you increase your intake of ginger, you’ll end up with 8 type 2 diabetes markers being improved.
Being a ginger lover, I felt that I needed to provide you with different ways to eat or drink this plant so that you can use ginger to fight diabetes.
I know that some people are not big fans, and it is clear that one need to chose what is best for his body. So chose one of the methods I provided you and enjoy the ginger, but even better enjoy a reduction in the type 2 diabetes.
Back to you
I hope you’ll be taking action and eat ginger more frequently. Please do like the post and share it with your friends and families. I forgot to say that it would be great if you’d leave a comment below.
See you soon in another Omigy post.
Via health journal 365