Why we should be eating more Ginger

Karina Stewart - Kamalaya

There are so many reasons we should eat ginger, but it’s one super food that is often overlooked! Here are a few motivating reasons to start including ginger in your diet on a regular basis.

1. Ginger root stimulates the appetite and in turn contributes to weight loss:
The body needs stomach acid to digest food; ginger can easily trigger the production of stomach acid and with proper digestion the body is able to burn unnecessary calories, which in turn aids weight management.

2. Regenerates muscle energy and eases joint pain:
After exercise that involves weight lifting it is natural for the muscles to lose strength and they require time to recuperate. Ginger assists to shorten the time of recuperation if consumed regularly. It can also minimise joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

3. Improves circulation and helps with sinus congestion:
Blood circulation is important for all ages; proper blood flow means heightened energy levels and fewer feelings of fatigue and sluggishness. Ginger also clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including sinuses. Why not stir up some ginger into your tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion.

4. Lowers blood sugar levels:
Ginger is excellent for diabetics and hypoglycemics. Combined with some cinnamon it adds extra warming power and lowers blood sugar levels as cinnamon assists with insulin insensitivity. Cinnamon also helps the cells of the body regain their natural healthy response to insulin thereby rebalancing the sugar metabolism in our body.

A guest blog post from Healing Expert Karina Stewart, co-founder of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary

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