Ginger is definitely a great spice/supplement that you should consider adding to your diet. While it is not possible at this point to recommend a specific amount, experts do say consuming more of the spice is desired from a health perspective. Overall, studies show that ginger has beneficial effects against obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and related disorders,” wrote the authors from China Agricultural University.

Metabolic syndrome is on the rise. This syndrome is the clustering of at least three of the following five medical conditions: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides and low high-density (HDL) levels. Some doctors now consider metabolic syndrome to have reached a pandemic situation as it now affects a quarter of the world’s population.

Ginger has a long history of use as an herbal medicine to treat various ailments. Modern science has found that ginger has various phytochemicals and antioxidants.

Ginger has been shown to reduce body weight and systemic inflammation, lower cholesterol and blood sugar and protect against the harmful effects of a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Specifically, studies show that consuming ginger enhances calorie burn and reduce feelings of hunger; therefore, it’s associated with weight loss in overweight adults.

Also, ginger is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. So, if you have inflammation, or are fighting a cold, then why not try some ginger. At worse, it doesn’t impact you, however, it won’t harm you. Other potential benefits of ginger include reliving nausea, menstrual cramps, and muscular pain. Ginger is a great spice and is an alternative to adding salt to your food.