A Modest Dose of Ginger Improves 8 Markers of Diabetes Type 2Original Article Written By:
Ginger is an amazing herb. It enhances the flavor of just about anyfood (think stir-fry or sushi), and I love to drink it as tea with lemon – not only is it anti-inflammatory, but it works wonders if you have a sore throat!
I came across this article from GreenMedInfo.com that talks about studies that show the effectiveness of ginger on markers for Diabetes.
A promising study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications.
Ginger is in the same plant family (Zingiberacea) that includes the medicinal powerhouse turmeric, and which only recently was proven to be 100% effective in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes in prediabetics, according to a study published in the American Diabetes Association’s own journal Diabetes Care.
In the new ginger study, titled “The effect of ginger consumption of glycemic status, lipid profile and some inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus,”[i] 70 type 2 diabetic patients were enrolled in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the objective of which was to assess the effect of ginger consumption on glycemic status, lipid profile and some common inflammatory markers associated with the condition.
The researchers concluded that
“Ginger improved insulin sensitivity and some fractions of lipid profile, and reduced CRP and PGE2 in type 2 diabetic patients. Therefore ginger can be considered as an effective treatment for prevention of diabetes complications.”
You can read the full article, including references to the studies on GreenMedInfo.com
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