9. Prevent Cancer
Of all the diseases in the world — and there are many — few present the challenges of cancer. That’s why any foods that have been linked to reduced risk of cancer have become mainstays in the diets of individuals hoping to live longer and overcome a family history of cancer.
Ginger can help in the fight against cancer, medical research suggests. Studies have shown that regularly consuming ginger extract can help prevent cancer because one of ginger root’s most active compounds, gingerol, contains cancer-fighting properties. In one study, just two grams of ginger extract each day helped reduce inflammation in the colon, the site of one of the most deadly forms of cancer.