In the last few years ginger has become irreplaceable in all of the health recommendations. However, it brings certain risks. Instead of ginger you should use -- peppers!
The thing which is a cure for someone can be poisonous for another!
This root is used since ancient times because of its antiseptic properties in the kitchen and out of it. It helps people who have problems with the digestive system, and because of that it is considered as a “cure all”.
The ginger has many enzymes that help with the decomposition and digestion of food and the removal of toxins. In fact, ginger is one of the most powerful natural substances in the world. But …
With great power comes great risk!
You probably know that the side effects must be stated on the packaging of the medicinal products. But, will you be surprised if you see this warning on a food that you are buying with the thought that it is natural and healthy, such as ginger?
But the truth is that this herb can cause more harm than good for some people.
Experts warn us that we should not take more than four grams of ginger a day otherwise there may be nausea, heartburn and serious pain, if it is taken in large quantities.
These groups of people should avoid ginger
Due to the powerful natural stimulants, ginger can lead to premature contractions, which can lead to preterm labors. You should especially avoid it if you are in the last weeks of pregnancy.
Ginger is a great thing for people who want to lose weight, because it kills the appetite and helps in removing the fat. However, those who are trying to gain some weight should avoid it, as well as any other supplement on the basis of this root.
People with a blood disorder
The ginger increases the blood flow and it also stimulates it, which is generally a great thing, but not in people who have blood disorders such as hemophilia. In this case, this miraculous plant can make things worse. People who take medication for these disorders should know that ginger may nullify their effect.
People who take medications
If you take medicines for blood pressure or diabetes you are in a special risk group when it comes to ginger, because this plant affects the way in which drugs act on your body. It is particularly risky to combine the ginger with anticoagulants, beta-blockers and drugs on the basis of insulin.
Advice from a nutritionists -- forget about the ginger!
“Our domestic pepper has the completely same effects as the ginger, so you can feel free to use it as a substitute. If you like spicy foods, use the red paprika, and for those who do not like that, the sweet peppers are always here. Add it in a lemonade and you will get a great drink for cleansing the body” – advises from the nutritionist Milka Raicevic.