Ginger Fights Obesity

By Dr. Mercola Known for making a warming, fragrant tea, its distinct essence in cookies and a delicious spiciness in soups and stir-fries, ginger is an ancient root also known for its medicinal qualities. It’s already been well established that it’s good for you — it belongs to the same family as cardamom and turmeric, after all — but new information has emerged that shows why it would be an excellent idea to add more ginger to your diet. The Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published a review showing ginger may protect against a wide range of chronic diseases, and focused primarily on how it effects metabolic syndrome, which is a condition that includes three or more of the most prevalent risk factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.1 One of them is obesity. Metabolic syndrome comes in many forms, and the problem has gotten worse exponentially over the last several years, and continues to do so. Researchers all over the world have stepped up their scrutiny of


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