PUBLISHED: 09:51, Wed, Jan 6, 2021 | UPDATED: 09:51, Wed, Jan 6, 2021
The age-old secret to a longer and healthier life really comes down to one’s lifestyle and daily habits. No major surprise really that those who follow healthy diets tend to lead longer and healthier lives. According to leading health experts and scientists living a longer and healthier life could be as simple as sipping on a delicious warm beverage.
Ginger can help in digestion, but too much consumption of ginger tea can lead to heartburn and diarrhoea.
Ginger helps in managing high blood pressure and this is due to the presence of a component, salicylates, a chemical present in aspirin, which acts as a blood thinner.
Research has also shown that ginger has almost double the benefits when paired with green tea.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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A study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the effect of ginger on the lipid levels was investigated.
The study noted “45 patients in the treatment group and 40 patients in the placebo group participated in this study".
“There was a significant reduction in triglyceride, cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low-density lipoprotein, levels of before and after study separately in each group," it continued.
“Mean changes in triglyceride and cholesterol levels of ginger group were significantly higher than placebo group.
“Mean reduction in LDL level and increase in high density lipoprotein level of ginger group were higher than the placebo