Everyone needs ginger cookies in their recipe collection for sugar free desserts and Paleo desserts/keto desserts. That’s because of their beneficial effects in the body from the ginger. Ginger cookies are always good with sugar free ice cream or low carb ice cream.
Ginger Prevents Cancer
Did you know that ginger contains substances that prevent cancer? The active ingredients include ones called gingerols, shogaol, and paradol. These are the cancer busters according to scientists that run research studies on the topic.
In fact, there’s a long list of different types of cancer that ginger helps control. That list includes these cancers: liver, skin, breast, pancreas, ovarian, prostate, stomach, and colorectal. The active ingredients in ginger stop the reproduction of cancer cells and cause the cancer cells to die.
Check out below how to make keto desserts that use ginger as the main ingredient.
Anti-Infection and Liver Protectant
That’s not all ginger is good for. Some studies show that ginger has anti-infective properties.
Other studies show that ginger could be useful in preventing liver injuries. That’s good, especially when someone is taking acetaminophen, which causes liver damage. Acetaminophen is taken when someone has pain.
Ginger also acts as an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals. This makes it important when someone has any type of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurological disorders.
Of course, aging is a process that occurs in the body when the free radicals take over. However, since ginger is such an excellent antioxidant, you can expect anti-aging benefits from it as well.
By the way, ginger’s antioxidant activities are proven in both lab tests and animal/human studies.
The most potent antioxidant in ginger is from the medicinal constituent called shogaol. Not only does it lower the free radicals from fat burning but it also increases other antioxidants in the body, plus glutathione. Ginger’s antioxidant power is equal to what’s found in vitamin C.
Other sugar free desserts that you might like include these Paleo desserts (keto desserts):
- Chocolate Dairy Free Keto Ice Cream, a sugar free ice cream
- Low Carb Almond Peanut Brittle
- Sugar Free Coconut Nut Ice Cream, a low carb ice cream
Source: Mashhadi, Nafiseh, et al. Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence. Int J Prev Med 2013 Apr; 4(Suppl 1): S36-S42). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/