Ginger is one of the world’s oldest spices and is among the earliest known superfoods, and, as such, it has an incredible origin story. No one quite knows where ginger came from, but it has been used in India and China for over five thousand years to flavor food (such as tea and curries) and as a treatment for many health ailments.
A brief history of Ginger
The ancient people of India recognized ginger as a powerful medicinal herb and featured prominently in Auyevedc medicine, which is considered by some to be the world’s original form of health care. They called ginger the mahaoushadha (“the great medicine”). The ancient Indian and Chinese people used ginger to treat many health conditions such as digestive issues, fever, and nausea.
Ginger quickly became popular outside Asia and was exported to Rome. The Roman’s used ginger for its medicinal properties and the herb was highly sought after. After Rome fell, ginger became difficult to obtain and expensive to purchase. One pound of ginger could cost as much as a sheep!
In Medieval times. ginger was used as a way to flavor sweets, such as gingerbread-which is said to have been invented by Queen Elizabeth of England.
The power of Gingerols
Today, most people think of ginger as simply another spice in the cupboard and are unaware of ginger’s long heritage of improving health. The key ingredient in ginger that gives it its punch is gingerol, a potent substance that is known to help with digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger has been shown to have a positive impact on managing nausea, easing muscle pain and soreness, balancing blood sugar, and supporting healthy digestion in several modern studies. These studies show ginger in its true identity as a superfood, highly capable of helping you to stay in good health.
Ginger and Digestion
Ginger has long been known as the best way to naturally support digestive health, but why is digestive health so important? As food goes through the digestive system, the food is systematically broken down and the nutrients are absorbed into the body. These nutrients then allow the body to repair and build cells all over your body-which the body does millions of times a day.
Your stomach is also one of the first lines of defense for your body! Stomach acid works hard to kill bacteria and protect the body from infection. The digestive system regularly removes sources of infection and other toxins from our body to keep us healthy and fit. When the digestive system is not at its best, we are not getting all of the nutrients we can from our food and harmful substances are not leaving our bodies.
But did you know that your digestive system can affect your mood? Recently there has been research into what scientists call the enteric nervous system (ENS), which is comprised of two thin layers of ore than a million nerve cells in your gut. The ENS is line a little brain in your stomach that communicates with the big brain in your head. The little brain handles digestion, swallowing, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of waste-all essential to maintaining good health. The researchers at John Hopkins have linked the ENS to the managing of mood, anxiety, and depression as well.
Ginger and Inflammation
Ginger is also known as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Inflammation occurs when the body’s white blood cells produce substances that protect and fight against organisms such as bacteria and viruses. While this is an important part of our body’s defense, inflammation often causes skin tissue to develop redness or heat, become swollen or stiff, or become painful.
When there is a high amount of inflammation within the body, it can cause fatigue, fever, rash, and chest abdominal, or joint pain. Inflammation can occur in almost any part of the body, including the gut, lungs, gums (there’s a reason your dentist always tells you to floss), and blood vessels. Inflammation can also slow down the body’s ability to heal itself and to operate at optimum levels of performance.
So digestion, or the little brain, goes a long way in determining how we feel, and inflammation keeps us from feeling better. Fortunately, ginger supports your body by helping to regulate your gut health while reducing inflammation at the same time. The way that ginger accomplishes this is through a compound called -gingerol, the main compound is ginger, so bring on the gingerols improve digestion and fight inflammation!
Organic Pink Fijian Ginger
Wakaya’s Organic Pink Fijian Ginger was specially developed to make the most of ginger’s natural health promoting properties and those gingerols.
Wakaya’s founder (and founder of FIJI Water), David H. Gilmour, recognized the need to have products that not only works well, but come form a source that you can trust. David fell in love with the fresh and clean atmosphere of Wakaya Island in FIJI.
After finding a uniquely potent strain of ginger, Pink Fijian Ginger, David knew he needed to share its power with the world. Our uniquely organic farming methods, in combination with our fertile volcanic soil, produces ginger that is better in every way and unlike any other.
Our Pink Fijian Ginger has three times as many gingerols as generic ginger powders. That means the benefits are multiplied as well.
Your body's Core Four areas of health
The foundation for long lasting, vibrant health is found in four core areas: healthy digestion, reduced inflammation, daily detoxification, and high-impact nutrition.
Your digestive system is where all of your food is processed, so it needs to be in top shape to extract all the vitamins, minerals, and other critical nutrients from what you eat.
Inflammation can cause a host of problems throughout your body, and can impair healing, so it is important to reduce inflammation.
Toxins, or substances that are foreign and harmful to us, enter our bodies daily from pollution in our environment and chemicals found in almost every product we use, from food to personal care products. These toxins need to be removed regularly to keep the body healthy and in tip-top shape.
Of course, complete nutrition in the form of a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients is essential to give the body what it needs to repair and build cells every day.
Pink Fijian Ginger is a high-impact superfood that promotes healthy digestion, reduces inflammation, aids detoxification, and supports proper nutrient absorption. That’s all of the core four areas.
The GT Core Health Pack
Wakaya has a wide range of products to promote a natural approach to keeping our Core strong and supported.
Wakaya’s GT Core™ includes Organic Pink Fijian Ginger™, Organic Fijian Turmeric™, Multi Essentials™, Sport and Go™, and Daily Detox™. These products work synergistically to achieve Core health with good digestion, reduced inflammation, daily detoxification, and first-rate nutrition. And having a healthy core is the secret to long lasting wellness¼the only paradise.
* This statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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