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Ginger Powder May Help Diabetics

Diabetes is an increasing problem worldwide, and researchers are constantly searching for new ways to treat it. A recent study suggests that taking a supplement of ginger powder may noticeably improve fasting blood sugar and insulin resistance.

Participants in the study included 88 individuals with type-2 diabetes. They were given either three one-gram capsules of ginger powder or a placebo daily for eight weeks.

At the conclusion of the study, the ginger powder supplement group saw a 10.5% reduction in fasting blood glucose levels, reduced blood sugar levels as measured by the HbA1c lab test, and improved insulin sensitivity indices.

In comparison, the placebo group had a 21% increase in fasting blood glucose and similar increase in blood sugar levels as measured by the HbA1c lab test.

Researchers from Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences in Iran conducted the study. It was published in the February 2014 issue of Complementary Therapies in Medicine.

Ginger is used as a folk remedy for upset stomach in cultures across the globe. It has also been linked to easing arthritis pain, calming headaches, and relieving intense menstrual cramps. It can be consumed raw, cooked, or in tea form.

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