5 Health Benefits of Ginger for Men
Last updated on August 6, 2012
Here are 5 health benefits of ginger for men:
Colon Cancer Prevention
Colon cancer affects men at a much higher rate than women. It is the 2nd leading killer among cancers in the United States. A study at the University of Minnesota found that gingerol, a phytonutrient that gives ginger its spicy taste, may have chemoprotective properties when used to treat colon cancer.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men in the United States. Ginger is a good source of several vitamins and minerals that protect against heart disease: potassium, magnesium and vitamin B-6. They can lower the risk of heart disease by preventing clogged arteries and lowering blood pressure.
Ginger is a great source of manganese, a mineral found to be essential to a man’s sex drive and sperm count by helping the body to produce testosterone.
Ginger helps increase the dilation of blood vessels and improves circulation. It may also stimulate blood flow.
Magnesium and manganese help regulate blood sugar levels in men with type-2 diabetes. Diabetes affects about 12% of men over the age of 20 in the United States.