Recently ginger has become commonly used all over the world. However it can be dangerous in some situations. Instead ginger you can use peppers.
You are quite familiar with the fact that side effects should be written on the product’s label. But you will be shocked if you see these warnings on food which you thought it was organic and healthy as on ginger for example.
Nevertheless this natural root can be more harmful for some people than beneficial.
Doctors recommend not taking more than 4 grams of ginger daily or if taken in higher dosage it can cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn and pain.
Who should avoid ginger?
Ginger contains powerful stimulants which may cause premature contractions and even premature labor. Women should avoid ginger especially during the last weeks of their pregnancy.
Ginger is amazing for people who struggle with obesity, because it reduces appetite and melts fat. But, individuals who need to gain some weight should most certainly avoi it. The same goes for any other supplement that contains ginger.
People with blood disorders
Ginger stimulates blood flow, which is absolutely great, but not for people with hemophilia. In such cases, ginger can worsen the situation severely. Individuals who take medications prescribed for such disorders should be aware that ginger reduces their effect.
People who take medications
Individuals with hypertension and diabetics belong to a special group when it comes to consuming ginger, because it can affect the medications these people take. It is especially dangerous to combine ginger and anticoagulants, beta-blockers and insulin-based drugs.
If you belong to any of these groups — forget about ginger!
“Peppers provide similar effect as ginger, and they can be used as an excellent substitute. If you fancy spicy food, use red paprika, but you can always go for sweet peppers. Add them to your lemonade and you have the best detoxifying drink,” explains Milka Raicevic, a world famous nutritionist.