The combination of ginger and chili is amazing for many dishes, but not only it provides delicious taste, it can also ward us from cancer. According to the newest study, these spices have anti-cancer properties which have been able to reduce mice’s chances of developing lung cancer.
Moreover, the online Journal of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, both capsaicin found in chili peppers and 6-gingeril contained in ginger work together to lower the risk of developing cancer. These compounds actually form a super-strong compound that inhibits key tumor-growing receptors.
During the study, the scientists fed mice prone to lungs cancer with wither capsaicin or 6-gingerol alone or in combination with one another for several weeks. The results showed that those mice who received only capsaicin, still developed lung tumors, while only half of the mice fed with 6-gingerol did. On the other hand, only 20% of the mice who received the combination of these two ingredients developed cancer.
Two Powerful Spices You Need In Your Diet
Ginger is a rich source of zinc, magnesium and chromium which aid in maintaining the healthy and normal blood flow. Moreover, According to American Pregnancy Association, people should consume ginger in different forms like as tea or jam, in order to help curb morning nausea during pregnancy.
When it comes to chili, its compound capsaicin which gives their hot flavor, has the ability to inhibit brain pain transmitter, thus reducing headaches and prevents inflammation as well. Moreover, they also contain 108% of the vitamin C daily requirements per tablespoon, which can help you boost your immune system.
Here are a few recipes to help you include ginger and chili in your diet:
- Mango Ginger Salad
- Lentil & Bean Chili (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
- Ginger Chicken Wraps