Looking for a natural way to ease
that post workout soreness? I have
just the solution: Ginger. Adding this little root to your diet
can help alleviate pain by up to 25%.
The Journal of Pain issued a new study in 2010 with 2 groups of
participants. One group ingested
about ½ tsp of raw or heat-treated ginger daily, while the other received a
placebo. On the 8th
day, they did a very difficult arm workout, and on the 9th day the
group that took ginger had a pain level about 25% lower than the others. Why is this? Well ginger contains compounds that have the same anti-inflammatory
properties that are found in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is even thought to have a dulling
effect on nerves that process pain signals. Interesting!
Estelle L. Benoit, RD, LDN