What Happens If You Eat Ginger Every Day

By Judith Amondi 5/16/2019 6 minutes

Ginger is a flowery root found in almost every country. Initially grown in Asia, it has spread and gained popularity throughout the world.

It is a common household ingredient and for good reason. Ginger is used as a spice in a number of dishes, drinks and desserts. It is also proven to boost one’s health due to its medicinal value.

Millions of people the world over swear by the healing power of ginger. You can eat it whole, ground, cooked or raw. Ginger is a spicy root that has proven to be an effective natural remedy for some common diseases.

So what would happen if you started eating ginger every day? Can too much of it be harmful to your health?

Let’s find out.

9 Benefits of Eating Ginger every day

Say Goodbye to Acid Reflux

If you’ve had heartburn before, you know how painful and uncomfortable this can be. Acid reflux/heartburn occurs when stomach acid goes up the food pipe. This causes a burning sensation that can last from minutes or hours.

This condition is caused by certain foods, alcohol or can sometimes be genetic.

What happens when over the counter medication is not helping? Ginger comes in handy! If you experience chronic acid reflux (twice or more times a week), ginger water can alleviate the pain.

Ginger offers relief to the stomach and reduces the production of too much acidity. You can eat raw ginger to keep heartburn at bay or simply make some ginger tea with honey.

Do this every day and acid reflux will be a thing of the past!

Ginger bellyAids in Weight loss

Not big on hitting the gym or dieting? Try eating ginger. This magical root contains properties known as gingerols and shogaols. These properties aid in the body’s biological activities.

They catalyze the process of metabolism and work to reduce cholesterol levels. You can add crushed ginger root to your meals, eat it raw or take ginger water first thing in the morning.

Note that while ginger aids in weight loss, you must complement it with good nutrition and sufficient exercise.

Natural Remedy for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is an awful symptom for expectant mothers in the first trimester.

The feeling of constant nausea can slow you down because of the discomfort. Taking some limited amounts of ginger can ease these negative effects.

Disclaimer: Always consult your doctor before using ginger. Eating too much ginger during pregnancy has been shown to cause miscarriages.

Ginger has also been proven to reduce the symptoms of nausea, vomiting and car or sea sickness. It is also effective in relieving nausea and vomiting in patients who are undergoing chemotherapy.

Keeping Cancer at Bay

You and I live in a world that has seen cancer become one of the most pervasive terminal illnesses.

Ginger has been studied carefully and proven to have a compound that kills the root of some cancers.

The 6-shogaol is a compound in ginger targets the root cause of cancerous cells in the breast. The breast cancer stem cells are inhibited completely or their growth reduced when you eat ginger.

Improved Digestion and Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory

Ever get that nasty pain in the upper section of your stomach? This shows you have indigestion. If the pain is recurring, you’ve got chronic indigestion.

Failure to empty stomach contents in a timely manner is one of the main causes of indigestion. It means your stomach is not working at its optimum capacity.

One of the many benefits of eating ginger every day is that it will speed the process of emptying your stomach. Ensure you only consume reasonable amounts.

Stomach inflammation is often triggered by certain foods, drinks, drugs or medical condition. Taking excessive alcohol can also trigger inflammation.

Eating ginger every day will relieve this inflammation especially if the condition is recurrent.

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Reduces Muscle Pain and Soreness

It’s not uncommon to experience muscle pain and soreness, especially after an intense workout session. This can significantly reduce your productivity and proper mobility.

Research has shown that eating raw or cooked ginger in small quantities every day reduces muscle pain.

The study showed that those who ate ginger everyday recovered faster from muscle soreness. Those who didn’t eat ginger took a longer time to heal.

Lowers Blood Sugar and Prevent Heart Disease

Ginger has powerful components that lower blood sugar levels and prevent heart disease.

Eating ginger every day can regulate the production of insulin in patients with diabetes.

Due to the cholesterol-lowering abilities in ginger, it prevents heart-related diseases and strokes. It also prevents the formation of blood clots which can trigger heart attacks.

Reduce Menstrual Pain

Any woman who has gone through periods can attest how painful menstrual cramps can be!

It can be a draining experience considering you have to endure these pains on a monthly basis.

One of the most useful ginger root benefits is a significant reduction of menstrual pain. Taking some water soaked in ginger or some honey infused ginger tea is all the pain relief you need.

It’s recommended to take this just at the onset of your menses and during the period. The more you eat ginger, the more the pain will reduce over time.

Always consult with your doctor when natural remedies do not work.

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Lowers Risk of Infection

The gingerol compound found in ginger has been known to curb the risks of infections. This compound prevents the multiplication of bacteria by speeding up the healing process.

Some of the infections of ginger prevent you from include gingivitis and respiratory infections.

Ginger tea is very effective in treating common infections and viruses like the flu. Consuming at least 2-3 cups of hot ginger tea with lemon will help you recover from flu faster.

Is Ginger Good For You?

Based on these 9 health benefits, I would say YES, ginger is very good for you.

It’s a delicious, spicy root that is readily available whole or grounded. Incorporating it into your meals, smoothies or tea will significantly boost your health.

What do you think are some other health benefits of ginger?

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Judith Amondi

Judith has over ten 10 years of experience working as a writer. She has written numerous articles, profiles, and reports for academic, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. Her byline has appeared in the Harvard Business Review with several of her articles being published by the Harvard Business School

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Eating too much raw ginger causes reverse effects, skin lesions, chapping skin, the results I had, but I was consuming several organic large roots a day, had to drastically reduce the amount that I was consuming a day, much better! Oh I miss my ginger tea!
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I have loved this post on Ginger. I have been taken taking fresh crushed ginger everyday for a week now, as compared to once a week as I am often accustomed to. Results: I no longer know what bloating is. It's incredible. And it seems I have been making more regular bowel movements too. I love ginger.
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Save H
Ginger has improved my breathing capacity and I have only just taken it
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I drink 3 cups a day for a year is there any side effects?
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I would say that ginger helps with joint pain because I'm eating raw ginger for3 days and I feel a significant difference in my wrist joints and even my lower back. The fiber in the ginger root helps to clean your intestines and the liver of toxins and stuck food gunk from processed food processed grains and meats. Helps keep your body cleaner. Wonderful page you made. I enjoyed the read.
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I’ve started taking fresh ginger daily now for any health benefits. It’s very spicy for me so I’m using a garlic press and using a dropper put in a large veggie cap and just swallow it. I know whimpy but it works for me. ;)
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Lilia S
Ginger health benefits.
As long as you are eating ginger...that's what's important. I love mine raw and in thin slices then I enjoy it like potato chips....but raw. Be well.
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I started chewing raw ginger root twice a day to replace mouthwashes. Works so great. Burns more than listerine, tastes better and I don't get all of those ridiculous chemicals. Love this root.
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Yes, Ginger is probably the best natural healer for people who are dealing with acid reflux and related symptoms. What makes it so great, along with its properties, is that it can be prepared in many different ways. Ginger Tea is wonderful, just like the Ginger & Turmeric Tea. You also can add honey, so enhancing all beneficial properties. I'm working hard on natural solutions for reflux and heartburn, ... more and Ginger do the work very well. If you want more ideas, you can find more than 50 additional solutions for reflux: https://solveheartburn.com/home-remedies-for-heartburn/ Thanks for this great article!
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Good day Doctor for how many days or weeks will it takes for person to be heal from Acidity or gastrointestinal . Thanks
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I have been using ginger for few months in powder form, 2 grams a day, McCormick brand and now I can walk and play ping pong without pain in my knees. My only concern is, is it safe to use it long term, like for years?
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Ladislav J
Safe to use ginger everyday
I am an Asian I grew up with ginger. We, Asians, eat ginger almost everyday without any problems. You can pickled, make ginger wine, marinate meat, fish, vegetables, or add to soup. If you want to get more benefits, you should use fresh ginger instead of powdered ginger.
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Youngdough L
I agree, the raw ginger is so potent compared to the dehydrated powder. A ton of goodness is in that burning juice.
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Bowser L
Ginger tea
Is it safe to take ginger tea if you have stomach ulcers?