Ginger Crucial for Insulin Sensitivity

According to the experts from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, it can increase insulin sensitivity in the patients with type 2 diabetes.

Their study involved 64 people with diabetes 2. The participants were required to take either placebo or 2 grams of ginger every day for two months. As a result, the patients who took ginger demonstrated increased insulin sensitivity and a lower level of “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. The result showed that ginger could be helpful to reduce “secondary complications” in case of diabetes 2.

The scientists’ findings coincide with the results of similar studies, carried out by the experts from the University of Sydney in 2012. The physicians then found that ginger could increase glucose uptake by the muscle cells, regardless of insulin.