Antioxidants are important because they can fight against the damage to the cells caused by free radicals, damage that can eventually lead to cancer. Ginger is a food which is incredibly rich in these antioxidant compounds and since it is easy to add to the diet, it is a fuss-free way to increase antioxidant intake – and hopefully reduce cancer risk.
Ginger contains active compounds called gingerols and these chemicals, among other things, are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. They are so effective, in fact, that ginger is often prescribed by naturopaths for people with chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis or ulcerative colitis, both of which can be greatly helped by increasing ginger intake. Reducing chronic inflammation throughout the body can also help to lower cancer risk.
Ginger is one of the world’s seven most potent disease-fighting spices. It has been review widely regarded for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Find out why and how ginger can benefit you in this video: