Recently, the Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition published the results of a study conducted on 70 type 2 diabetes patients which were subjects of a double-blind testing program. The subjects were given a 1600 mg. supplement or 1600 mg. of placebo for 12 weeks, and the results showed that the ones who took ginger supplement had 8 markers related to diabetes lowered.
Here are the markers that were reduced:
- The level of triglycerides
- The total cholesterol levels
- The inflammatory Prostaglandin E2
- The measurement of damage done to red blood cells by sugar (also called HbA1C)
- Insulin levels
- Plasma glucose levels, especially when fasting
- Inflammatory C-reactive protein
- Insulin resistance levels
The results of the study clearly show that the markers improved with ginger consumption, which makes the plant a potential natural curefor type 2 diabetes. 1600 mg. of ginger supplement equals to ¼ of a teaspoon of ginger and is the recommended daily dosage.
Here’s how you can add ginger into your daily diet:
A cup of ginger tea with lemon will reinforce your immune system and help you fight infections and seasonal diseases.
Make some ginger syrup and add it to your bowl of oatmeal, tea, smoothies or fruit salads.
If you’re cravings sweets often, substitute the unhealthy chocolate bars with ginger candy.
Drink some homemade ginger ale to relieve headaches and different body aches.
Ginger chicken wraps
If you love chicken, try them in ginger lettuce wraps for a healthier portion of meat.