Health and Beauty Benefits of Ginger

09 May. 2020

If you’re looking for a superfood that has the ability to help your body feel better from the inside out, look no further than fresh ginger root. You’ll not only zest up your meals; you’ll also benefit from the antioxidants that are packed into just one serving of ginger root. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the health and beauty benefits of ginger.

ginger juice

Health benefits of eating ginger

Aids digestion

Have you ever overdone it by having one too many heavy cocktails and wished you could take a miracle pill to feel better? That’s basically what ginger is. It’s been proven to combat bloating and indigestion. Ginger can also combat nausea and is recommended for pregnant women who are suffering from morning sickness and for chemotherapy patients who experience nausea and vomiting after treatment.

You can buy ginger tea from certain brands in your local store. You can also easily make ginger root tea. Grate up 1–2 tablespoons of ginger and place it in boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes (or until it tastes good to you). Add some lemon and honey for a sweeter flavor. 

Burns extra fat

Ginger has been shown to help keep people full for longer, which can lead to weight loss since you won’t eat as much when you don’t feel hungry. In addition, ginger has antioxidant properties that can control the free radicals that cause inflammation and oxidative stress and lead to obesity. 

Research has shown that ginger can positively impact belly fat, which is the most dangerous fat to carry. Finally, ginger can help move digestion along faster, giving food less time to turn into fat and making it less likely that you’ll put on extra pounds every time you eat. 

Add ginger to stir fry and salads, or cook up a batch of turkey ginger soup to enjoy the delicious fat-burning benefits of ginger.

Lowers bad cholesterol

LDL cholesterol is also called bad cholesterol. By lowering LDL cholesterol, you can reduce your chances of developing heart disease. One study has shown that participants who ate a small amount of ginger (roughly one half of a teaspoon) three times a day had a much higher reduction in cholesterol and triglycerides than a control group. 

Ginger oil

Beauty benefits of ginger

Reduces dandruff

Everyone has dealt with dandruff at one point or another. Ditch the bad-smelling dandruff shampoo and, instead, add some ginger to your shower routine. You can buy ginger oil to massage into your hair, or you can create your own ginger oil by combining two parts of freshly grated ginger with three parts of sesame oil. Massage the oil into your hair and let it sit for 15 – 20 minutes twice a week. 

Makes your skin glow

Ginger can improve your skin’s health and make it radiant. That’s why a lot of salons include ginger in their facials. You can also find ginger in manicures and pedicures, especially around the holidays when many spas and salons feature ginger in their seasonal menu. 

Clears up acne

Include ginger in your diet if you want a natural way to combat acne. This is especially useful for people with sensitive skin who are unable to use cleansers that include harsh chemicals.