Costa Rica Howler INTERNATIONAL Magazine - August 2021

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Ginger’s Health Benefits by John Brockmeier


inger can improve your life. The health benefits are amazing! In this overview, we highlight some of the medical advantages ginger offers in more ways than you might have realized. Weight loss


Keeping your weight under control is very important for our health and wellness. Being overweight is associated with numerous health concerns, including stroke, respiratory failure, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and even malignancy. The addition of ginger to your diet will help your weight control efforts. Ginger can accelerate your digestion, which prompts more efficient calorie consumption. It also makes you feel more full so you will not make as many trips to the refrigerator for snacks.

Boost nutrient absorption Your body retains between 10% and 90% of the nutrients and minerals in your food. Supplements assist to tell the body when it's full and keep your fat-consuming efficiency at ideal levels. For your body to function at an optimal level you need to retain as many nutrients as possible. Ginger is known to support this retention. Manage blood sugar levels Our bodies are regulated by blood glucose levels. Too much or too little puts the levels off kilter. Specialists have found ginger can assist with holding blood glucose at proper levels, which can affect weight reduction. That early-afternoon energy crash is probably caused by your glucose levels being down. Adding ginger to your lunch can regulate these levels, allowing you to stay on track and task. Don’t reach for that Red Bull; try natural ginger instead.

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