4. Diabetes

Diabetes is an escalating global health concern affecting roughly 400 million adults worldwide. Hyperglycemia, the major symptom of diabetes, is a dangerous condition that can lead to nerve damage and, in severe cases, even diabetic coma. The results of a 2013 study by the Zanjan Metabolic Disease Research Center suggest ginger helps reduce insulin resistance and inflammation considerably. Investigators report that gingerol, flavonoids, and tannins have hypoglycemic properties. More recent research shows the potential health benefits of ginger on glycemic status, beta-cell function, and lipid profile. Consumption of powdered ginger can lower fasting insulin blood glucose levels, and insulin resistance in participants. The results suggest ginger as a supplementary therapy for people with type 2 diabetes.


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