Three Natural Cancer Benefits of Ginger

Do you know the benefits of ginger? Read on to learn more…

Many of us have a love affair with ginger. For some of us, it’s the comfort of spicy ginger bread cookies. For others, ginger is part of our daily tea or nutritional supplements. Or perhaps you love a bit of ginger in Japanese food or juiced into your morning smoothie.

If you enjoy ginger regularly, you’re doing a good thing for your body. The health benefits of this ancient medicinal root are impressive. Ginger is known for its high antioxidant value and potent anti-inflammatory action. It’s used to treat arthritis, improve cardiovascular function and blood sugar control, and act as a digestive aid.

But ginger also promises other potent benefits, including helping to reduce your risk for cancer. Let’s have a look at some of the medicinal benefits of ginger, and how you can enjoy it as a daily part of a cancer-fighting diet.

Ginger as Medicine: Tasty Compounds Pack a Powerful Punch

On the outside, ginger has a knobby appearance, similar to turmeric. In fact, both plants are from the same Zingiberaceae family. And like its golden relative, ginger has powerful medicine beneath its mundane exterior.

Gingerol is the most thoroughly researched compound in ginger. It is found in fresh ginger. But there is another medicinal compound found in ginger – especially when the root is dried.

The compound is shogaol. And it may be even more potent than gingerol.

While science is still unraveling the myriad beneficial compounds in ginger and how they work to improve health, we already know that ginger has powerful effects against two of the biggest risk factors for aging and disease…

Benefits of Ginger: Quell Oxidation & Douse Inflammation with Ginger

Inflammation and oxidation (free radical damage) are natural aspects of your physiology and metabolism. But left unchecked, they can also be important signs of trouble. These twin forces of aging and disease increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, brain atrophy, macular degeneration… and cancer.