If you’re overweight, eat too much sugar or have type two diabetes, you may be at risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In addition to lifestyle changes, a possible effective treatment is taking ginger. Ginger has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and a study suggests that taking 2 grams of ginger a day can help improve overall liver health and even insulin response. Other benefits of ginger include reducing levels of blood sugar and preventing nausea. Ginger can be taken either as supplements or freshly prepared.
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common forms of liver disease and it is generally manifest in people who are overweight or sedentary.
- When a person has type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure these increases the risk that the individual will have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
- Presently, the medical world has not found a treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the only way people can help themselves is through lifestyle changes.
“However, one study suggests that adding ginger to an anti-inflammatory lifestyle may benefit individuals with liver disease.”