The Health Benefits Of Ginger?

Uploaded by OneMinuteSixPack on 04.09.2012

Hi I'm Nick and welcome to another One Minute Six Pack Tip. Today’s video is about the
health benefits of ginger. This is an important topic because ginger can drastically improve
your overall level of health. Failing to learn about this spice and not making it part of
your diet will result in you missing out on a ton of nutritional and medicinal benefits.
I’ll explain exactly how to add more ginger into your diet in just a minute. But first,
let’s talk about what ginger is, and go over some of its main benefits. Ginger has
been used in many different cultures for over 2,500 years now. In modern times, it’s most
popularly used in Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Western cooking. It has the shape and
look of a root, with thin brown skin and a pale, fleshy inside. To visualize what I’m
talking about, see the picture that’s linked in the video description.
Ginger has a ton of benefits. We’ll cover the main ones now: First, it’s extremely
high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In fact, it has over 25 antioxidants, which
makes ginger exceptionally effective at fighting free radical damage. It’s also been shown
to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. Next, ginger has been proven to be just as effective
as medication in helping to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion
sickness, pregnancy, and chemotherapy. Ginger also has antiviral properties that help relief
sore throats and bad coughs that are due to a buildup of phlegm. Ginger has also been
shown to have anti-inflammatory properties by reducing the pain and swelling associated
with arthritis and muscle aches.
The easiest way to make ginger part of your diet is to follow these steps. Go to any supermarket,
farmer’s market, or health foods store, and choose 1 or all of the following types:
fresh, dried, or capsules. Capsules are easiest way to add ginger to your daily diet. If you
choose this form, then take between 750-1,250 miligrams 3 times a day. Keep in mind though
that fresh ginger is the healthiest choice. If you choose this form, an easy way to consume
it each day would be to cut a few slices and mix it in your tea, together with lemon and
honey. This drink, by the way, is a great way to either prevent getting sick or, if
you’re already sick, to quickly get better. Lastly, if you choose to get dried ginger,
which comes as powder, you can sprinkle it on meat, fish, or soup.
These are just my suggestions, but definitely don’t limit yourself. Go out and get one
or more types of ginger, experiment with it, and share your experience in the comment section.
That's all for now. Take Care, and thanks for watching.