Ginger possesses various health benefits and we’re all aware of them. But, have you ever heard that people with some conditions should avoid consuming this highly nutritious and beneficial plant?
Even though ginger is abundant in various powerful bioactive compounds and nutrients, you should know some things about it if you have some of these 4 medical conditions we’re about to present you.
Ginger has special abilities to help you cure many digestive disorders. Itis rich in enzyme content which helps the digestion and decomposing of food, but also the detoxification process of the body.
Here are the 4 cases where ginger shouldn’t be consumed:
- BLOOD DISORDERS
Ginger is beneficial in cases of obesity, diabetes, Raynaud’s disease or peripheral artery disease because it stimulates the blood circulation. But, this precise ability of ginger makes it improper for people who have hemophilia. Their blood has a reduced ability to clot. Even a small injury can be fatal for these people.
In case of hemophilia, ginger neutralizes the effects of the drugs, so it might even worsen the condition which leads to death.
- CERTAIN MEDICATIONS
Avoid consuming ginger if you take diabetes or high blood pressure medications. Combining ginger with anticoagulants, beta-blockers, or insulin can change the effects those drugs have on the body. Ginger also stimulates blood thinning and lowers the blood pressure, which reduces the effects of these drugs.
If you’re underweight, make sure you avoid this plant, but also its supplements. Ginger is rich in fiber and increases the stomach pH levels as well as the production of digestive enzymes. This leads to reduced cravings for food and improves the fat burning process.
You can only end with hair loss, menstrual irregularities, weight loss and poor muscle mass.
Ginger contains an abundance of stimulants which support muscle and health help digestion. Still, it isn’t that healthy if you’re pregnant. Consuming it during pregnancy might lead to premature contractions and labor. Doctors even forbid using ginger during the last trimester of the pregnancy. Ginger has also been found to hinder the absorption of dietary iron and fat-soluble vitamins.
It might help you relieve your morning sickness, but still, better consult your gynecologist before you decide to consume it!
WHAT IS A GOOD SUBSTITUTE FOR GINGER?
If you are a part of one of these 4 risk groups, you can use sweet peppers, cayenne pepper, or red paprika as a substitute for ginger.
Numerous famous nutritionists claim that peppers offer effects similar to the ones of ginger. If you like eating spicy foods, choose red paprika, but you are not, choose sweet peppers. Adding them into your lemonade will create you an amazing detoxifying drink!
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