8. Control blood sugar
Diabetes diagnoses are skyrocketing, thanks to the sugar-laden diet many of us consume without even realizing it. Sugar is hidden in massive quantities in lots of packaged foods, even things you wouldn’t expect. That’s another good reason to add some ginger to your diet every day. A recent study of people with type 2 diabetes showed that just 2 grams of ginger powderper day lowered their fasting blood sugar levels by 12%.
Another positive side effect of stabilized blood sugar is a reduction in the risk for heart disease. This is just the beginning of the scientific exploration into the connection between ginger and diabetes, but it stands to reason that ginger can help to regular blood sugar in all people, not just diabetics.