Feeling that post-workout muscle pain? A simple dose of ginger can help. New research from Georgia College and State University shows that two grams of daily supplements from raw or heat-treated ginger can reduce the pain associated with muscle injury after exercising. Results showed that consumption of raw ginger reduced exercise-induced muscle pain by 25 percent while heat-treated ginger reduced pain by 23 percent in the 24 hours post-exercise. The study identifies the ginger plant as a source of antioxidants and suggests that ginger could have anti-inflammatory properties often found in nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
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