In the last few years ginger has been used more than ever. Health experts recommend it widely, but unfortunately, ginger is not completely safe for all of you. To be more precise, it brings certain risks to some people. Do not worry — instead of ginger you can always use peppers!
The cure for one person may be the poison for another.
Ginger has been used since ancient times mostly for its antiseptic properties. People have used it in both cooking and treating ailments. It is great for people who struggle with indigestion. In other words, it is the remedy you can use to treat whatever bothers you!
Ginger contains enzymes that stimulate food digestion and eliminate toxins. Moreover, it is one of the most powerful gifts of nature out there. However…
Great power brings higher risk!
The labels of every product should have the possible side-effects listed. Seeing such warnings on all-natural products, like ginger for instance, sure comes a surprise for you. Unfortunately, ginger can do more harm than good to some people.
Health experts have warned that 4 grams of ginger per day is the upper limit of the recommended daily intake. Any amount greater than this may cause nausea, heartburn, and severe pain.
Who should avoid ginger?
- Underweight individuals
Ginger is amazing for people who struggle with obesity, because it reduces appetite and melts fat. But, individuals who need to gain some weight should most certainly avoi it. The same goes for any other supplement that contains ginger.
- Pregnant women
Ginger contains powerful stimulants which may cause premature contractions and even premature labor. Women should avoid ginger especially during the last weeks of their pregnancy.
- People who take medications
Individuals with hypertension and diabetics belong to a special group when it comes to consuming ginger, because it can affect the medications these people take. It is especially dangerous to combine ginger and anticoagulants, beta-blockers and insulin-based meds.
- People with blood disorders
Ginger stimulates blood flow, which is absolutely great, but not for people with hemophilia. In such cases, ginger can worsen the situation severely. Individuals who take medications prescribed for such disorders should be aware that ginger reduces their effect.
If you belong to any of these groups — forget about ginger!
“Peppers provide similar effect as ginger, and they can be used as an excellent substitute. If you fancy spicy food, use red paprika, but you can always go for sweet peppers. Add them to your lemonade and you have the best detoxifying drink,” explains Milka Raicevic, a world famous nutritionist.