The healing properties of ginger

The healing properties of ginger

Scientific studies confirm that ginger root has many therapeutic benefits, including its antiviral effect, even though not all of them have been identified yet.

Doctors recommend using ginger root when the first signs of the common cold appear. Because in addition to its anti-inflammatory effect, it helps reduce body temperature.

It should be noted that the chemical compounds in fresh ginger root prevent the proliferation of bacteria in the oral cavity. In addition, it has anti-worm properties.

Doctors recommend eating 5-10 grams of ginger daily if there are no health contraindications.

According to Dr. Sergey Agapkin, you should cut the ginger root into thin slices and then add 1-2 pieces of lemon and mint leaves to these slices and then pour hot water over them.

For his part, pharmacist Andrei Zolotaryov, a specialist in sports nutrition and genetics, says: “Practically all substances, including those found in ginger, are destroyed when using expensive water. For this reason, it is best to prepare fruit drinks and tea at a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius, so that the volatile oils do not evaporate.” Essential components of the drink.

Ginger is used in inhalation because it cleans the respiratory system and treats colds. Therefore, doctors recommend inhaling the steam of ginger infusion.

Beware of eating too much honey!

Dr. Marina Konstantinova, an internal medicine specialist, recommended not to overestimate the medicinal properties of honey, and not to consume it excessively.

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According to her, honey is a natural nutritional supplement, useful only if used correctly.

It is recommended to eat honey until noon as an independent food item, and not to heat it to more than 40 degrees Celsius because it loses its beneficial properties.

The doctor recommends that healthy adults do not eat more than 50-100 grams of honey per day, because it contains a large amount of fast carbohydrates that increase the burden on the pancreas and kidneys.

In addition, honey has a high glycemic index, so people who suffer from obesity and type 1 and type 2 diabetes should avoid it. 

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