A Potent Diabetes Fighter in Ginger?

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Ginger is a potent diabetes fighter, according to a new study published in the journal Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Ginger has shown benefits in so many areas of health, including selectively killing breast cancer cells, suppressing colon cancer growth, reducing nausea, and so much more.

The study abstract reported the following methods and results:

METHODS:gingerbenefits_tnA double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was conducted on 20-60 -year-old patients with type 2 diabetes who did not receive insulin. Participants in the intervention and control groups were received 3 g of powdered ginger or placebo (lactose) (in capsules) daily for 3 months. Glycemic indices, total antioxidant capacity (TAC), malondialdehyde (MDA), C-reactive protein (CRP), serum paraoxonase, dietary intake and physical activity were measured at the beginning and end of the study, and after 12 h fasting.

RESULTS:

Comparison of the indices after 3 months showed that the differences between the ginger and placebo groups were statistically significant as follows: serum glucose (-19.41 ± 18.83 vs. 1.63 ± 4.28 mg/dL, p < 0.001), HbA1c percentage (-0.77 ± 0.88 vs. 0.02 ± 0.16%, p < 0.001), insulin (-1.46 ± 1.7 vs. 0.09 ± 0.34 μIU/mL, p < 0.001), insulin resistance (-16.38 ± 19.2 vs. 0.68 ± 2.7, p < 0.001), high-sensitive CRP (-2.78 ± 4.07 vs. 0.2 ± 0.77 mg/L, p < 0.001), paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) (22.04 ± 24.53 vs. 1.71 ± 2.72 U/L, p < 0.006), TAC (0.78 ± 0.71 vs. -0.04 ± 0.29 µIU/mL, p < 0.01) and MDA (-0.85 ± 1.08 vs. 0.06 ± 0.08 µmol/L, p < 0.001) were significantly different.

In simpler terms, the researchers found that ginger helped lower blood sugar, but the benefits didn’t just end there. Ginger also helped with oxidative stress, inflammation, elevated levels of insulin, and insulin resistance, which are all major risk factors of diabetes.

The study showing that ginger is a potent diabetes fighter was published in the journal Complementary and Integrative Medicine.


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