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The Oh So Powerful Ginger Root

By on June 24, 2015

Hello my name is Lionel Correia and this is “Wellness Wednesday”.  Thanks for joining me today.  On this episode, we’re going to talk about:

The Oh so Powerful Ginger Root

Ginger root is a rather strange looking herb, but it hides a wealth of benefits that make it one of the most beneficial choices to add to your juices. This powerful little root contains a wealth of beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and if you aren’t adding it to your favorite juices yet, after reading this you will certainly make sure it is on your list the next time you head to your favorite whole foods store.

A Little History

There is evidence that ginger has been used for more than 2,000 years to address a number of health problems and ailments, and as an addition to sweets and other foods. While it seems to have originated in India, it became popular during medieval times in the Roman Empire, and by the 14th century, a single pound was worth as much as sheep in England. Thankfully, it is now available much more cheaply, but it is still majorly popular.

Potential Health Benefits

Ginger root has been studied for its use in treating a variety of illnesses, and it has been used throughout history for its ability to help ease the symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort. It has been proven effective at relieving the symptoms of gas and bloating, as well as helping with cramps and other intestinal discomforts.

A recent study also discovered that the root provided better relief for motion sickness than popular over the counter methods. In the study, it helped alleviate the dizziness, sweating, nausea, and vomiting that many who suffer from motion sickness have to deal with.


Fresh ginger root contains a number of beneficial antioxidants, as well as gingerols, which are known for their anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds have been shown to be effective in helping those suffering from arthritis and muscle pain when ingested on a daily basis. In addition to relieving the pain, studies have also shown that ginger also helped with swelling associated with painful, inflammatory conditions as well.

Still other studies conducted on mice showed that ingesting ginger prior to radiation helped to prevent widespread lipid damage that is often seen with this treatment. This has led researchers to believe that ginger provides significant antioxidant benefits as well.


Many women deal with debilitating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The initial trial study included 27 women who were less than 20 weeks into their pregnancy, and suffering from severe nausea and vomiting. The study found that even a small amount of ginger was able to drastically reduce vomiting for 19 of those involved. Subsequent studies including more women have shown the same type of results. This is significant, as ginger is completely safe and natural, and doesn’t cause the unwanted side effects or potential birth defects that are common with prescription treatments.

If you want to start experiencing these and other benefits of ginger, you can easily add it to your juices. It has a very strong taste, so it is recommended that you start off slowly, and work your way up to adding around one to two inches of the root to the fruits and vegetables you are juicing.

Thanks for watching this video.  We hope you enjoyed it.  Until next my name is Lionel Correia and come Juice With Us!

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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