Ginger is a wonderful superfood for many health ailments. The gingerols help to relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal so it prevents gas and bloating. I remember as a kid getting GingerAle when I was sick. And that’s because ginger is used to treat nausea. However, you would be far better off using fresh ginger root for an upset tummy than to drink pop full of sugar.
Ginger is very anti-inflammatory thanks to these phytonutrients: gingerol, shogaol and zingrone. Research has found to relieve symptoms associated with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis pain, even in patients who didn’t respond to medications. In fact, in studies it’s been shown to reduce certain hormones that promote inflammation. This is similar to how NSAIDs work, but without the negative effects. You’ll love the zippy zing in this fresh raw juice!
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