Metabolic syndrome is a health problem that has become widely spread reaching pandemic proportions. It is a clinical condition that affects one-quarter of all adults in the USA. It includes various risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as obesity, abnormal glucose metabolism, and high blood pressure.
New studies reveal that ginger is very beneficial for treating obesity and diabetes.
Sixty studies performed on lab animals, cell cultures, and humans confirm that ginger has a positive effect on obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. These studies were published by the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. They reveal that this spice has a great role in carbohydrate digestion, fat burning, and insulin secretion. It also has very potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Previous studies also prove that ginger reduces body weight effectively, as it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, and neutralizes the negative effects of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Ginger can also give relief to people who experience nausea, without any side effects.
Ginger reduces body weight
One study from 2013 confirms that ginger is able to lower body weight and keeps it under control. Increased oxidative stress is associated with obesity problems. Another study from 2014 reveals that ginger is effective to protect against oxidative stress, something that is very beneficial for people who are obese.
Cinnamon and ginger in diabetes treatment
There are studies that affirm that ginger and cinnamon treat patients who suffer from diabetes and obesity successfully. These two spices reduce body fat mass and body weight, increase serum levels, and decrease blood glucose.
The journal Metabolism published a study in 2012 about the relationship between ginger and metabolism. It states that ginger improves weight loss because it suppresses feelings of satiety after eating.