Ginger; Brain and Body Benefits

by Lisa Breitenwischer

March 23, 2023

Ginger; Brain and Body Benefits

As people age, our brains age and decline, as well, but diet may be the key to preventing brain aging. According to Dr. Takuji Shirasawa, a Japanese brain surgeon, ginger can help the brain eliminate toxins, prevent brain aging, and enhance immunity. In his new book “Brain Detox Diet” Shirasawa mentions that the modern brain has accumulated a lot of toxins, which will gradually slow brain function causing brain fog, forgetfulness, dementia and other symptoms.

Ginger can help the brain eliminate toxins, such as harmful metals, mold, periodontal bacteria, intestinal bacteria, and others, which can prevent brain aging, brain fog, dementia, and enhance immunity.

Ginger dilates the peripheral blood vessels, which can improve blood flow and help the brain better discharge toxic waste, which slows aging.

In addition to revitalizing the brain, ginger has many health benefits. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, and the curcumin and gingerols in ginger also have potent anti-oxidant effects, thus preventing both brain and body aging.

People have used ginger in cooking and medicine since ancient times. It remains a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach pain, morning sickness, and other health issues. Ginger increases serotonin and dopamine levels, which can reduce inflammation, and provide benefits for anxiety and depression. Ginger also contains active compounds that promote improved insulin levels and metabolism. Raising insulin levels can help reduce the risk of diabetes.

It’s easy to incorporate ginger into your regular diet. In addition to adding ginger to various dishes you can drink ginger tea 2-4 times a day. See Lemon Ginger Tea recipe here.


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