Study Suggests Ginger May Lower Inflammation in the Colon

I shared my tip for storing fresh ginger, and now I am sharing just one of the great reasons we should include it in our diets:

The study, published in Cancer Prevention Research, is an early step toward finding out whether compounds found in ginger root might prevent colon cancer.

“Many studies in cell culture have shown that ginger is an anti-inflammatory,” says study researcher Suzanna M. Zick, ND, a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

So far the results point to ginger as being a powerful tool for health:

“The ginger was able to decrease the level of inflammatory markers in the gut tissue,” compared to the placebo, Zick tells WebMD. “It decreases inflammation. We know that increased inflammation, chronic inflammation in the gut tissue is highly associated with developing precancerous lesions, or cancerous polyps.” Read the more: http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/news/20111011/ginger-may-have-cancer-fighting-qualities

So adding some ginger to your diet can’t hurt – and may even help your health!

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