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Ginger Fights Ovarian Cancer

I recently quizzed you all on the behaviors that can increase or decrease your risk for ovarian cancer. Now I have another tidbit to add to the mix: ginger. This versatile spice has been found to kill ovarian cancer cells. Not only that, but ginger also prevents cancer cells from building up a resistance to cancer treatments, which can be a problem when treating the disease. In terms of complementary medicine, I would say this is a tasty means of fighting the disease. More research is necessary to further explore ginger's role in the war against ovarian cancer. Already established as a remedy for nausea and inflammation, I see no reason not to go heavy on the ginger when cooking up a stir fry or making a curry.

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amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
perfectt I love ginger!
EcoGirl EcoGirl 7 years
Thanks for the gr8 advice !
dd-sugar dd-sugar 7 years
I put fresh ginger in everything for anti-nausea but don't know if it helps that much. It's tedious to clean but guess it's worth it. I'm all for alternative medicine. I have some ginger gum that seems to help with nausea but if it's really bad, I don't risk eating, well enough said!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
My all time favorite thing to do with ginger is you take a spice cake and cut up a little more than 1/3 cup of crystalized ginger and put it in the mix. It's SO easy and SO ridiculous good!! I don't think its healthy at all. But delicious nonetheless!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Ugh, I'm not a fan of ginger. I only like it when it's in like, gingersnaps or gingerbread and I'm pretty sure there isn't enough of it in there to do anything spectacular. For some reason, when I eat the fresh stuff, it tastes too strong/spicy for me. I kind of like the pickled ginger you get with sushi, but that's about as far as I go.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Retro23 - I love crystallized ginger too! I was going to mention it but thought the fact that it's soaked in pure cane sugar negated any health benefits, ha ha.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Does it have to be fresh ginger? Could it be ginger powder as well? I'm fine with either one, but I powder form is always in my kitchen as fresh ginger isn't. I think that will change though. :)And I too am not a big fan of ginger taste, any reccomendations for recipes where ginger doesn't overpower the meal?
Retro23 Retro23 7 years
Does crystallized ginger count? I could eat buckets of that stuff!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Wow, who knew?
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I love ginger - I put it in everything - rice, sauces for meats, with my veggies. Yum!
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Good thing I'm ADDICTED to ginger... mmmm, but alas, since ovarian cancer runs in my family and I already have a million problems in my reproductive system, I'm probably still screwed.
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