Pain-Killing Foods #2: Ginger

Fresh ginger root is something that EVERYONE should have in their kitchens. It's not just an excellent addition to your Oriental meals, but you'll find that it's one of the best natural remedies for sore throats and an upset stomach. Ginger is also an excellent treatment for motion sickness and nausea, as it contains compounds that helps to calm your digestive tract. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Source: foodmatters.tv[/caption] If you've got muscle pain, it may be time to break out the ginger! Studies have discovered that ginger can help to reduce inflammation in your body, affecting you on a cellular level. It contains special anti-inflammatory properties that will prevent and reduce swelling, reducing pain in your muscles and joints. It's one of the things that makes ginger one of the best natural remedies for arthritis and joint pain. One study found that ginger is 40% more effective at reducing osteoarthritis pain than a placebo, so it really does work. It can even help to fight ulcers, and will be very effective at dulling pain in your body!  
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Resources: http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/eating-well/arthritis-diet/ginger-benefits.php

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