Both green tea and ginger are called "superfoods" because they are bursting with antioxidants.They originate from China and have been used by Chinese medical practitioners for years. Western science also maintains that green tea and ginger may protect the body from many types of chronic disease.
Both green tea and ginger contain polyphenols, plant-based chemicals that neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage bodily organs.
Since both green tea and ginger neutralize high amounts of free radicals, they may significantly reduce one's risk of developing cancer.
Heart Disease Prevention
Due to their antioxidants, both green tea and ginger protect against blood clots. They can remove the free radicals in fattening foods that lead to blood clot formation.
Other Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea may help reduce gum disease because one of its polyphenols, catechin, prevents oral bacteria from forming plaque.
Other Health Benefits of Ginger
Several studies show that ginger can alleviate motion sickness. One study recorded that ginger was more effective than medication in reducing motion sickness. See Resources for a link to the study.
How to Add Green Tea and Ginger to Your Diet
It is easy to enjoy the health benefits of green tea and ginger. Drink one cup of green tea and chop up at least one tablespoon of ginger for your salad, stir-fry or pasta each day.