Ginger is one of the most delicious flavors of winter and we highly recommend enjoying it regularly in your baked goods and holiday treats. But did you know that ginger offers pain relief as well?
It’s true! And once you hear about the benefits, you’re going to want to buy them in bulk! (not to worry, fresh ginger root keeps well in your freezer). If you find yourself nauseous or with an upset stomach, mince up a small amount (about the size of your fingernail) and swallow it. You'll be amazed at the relief it provides.
The truth is, ginger is anti-inflammatory, which makes it a valuable tool for pain relief. In 2001, research showed that ginger oil helped reduce knee pain in people with osteoarthritis. There was a study done where women athletes taking three grams of ginger or cinnamon daily (that's less than one teaspoon) had a significant decrease in muscle soreness. Ginger has even been found to be as effective as ibuprofen in relieving pain from menstrual cramps in women.
The pain-relieving potential of ginger seems to be so far reaching and we are only just beginning to understand it. Along with help for muscle and joint pain, ginger has been found to reduce the severity of migraine headaches as well as the migraine medication Sumatriptan – with fewer side effects.
Ontario Bakery loves sending food based inspiration your way especially when it works as a healing agent. And we don’t stop there! We specialize in custom baked goods like cakes, cake pops and other treats, for just about any occasion. So if it’s time for some holiday goods, be sure to call Ontario Bakery to get the job done well.