Dr. Olga Korapliova, a Russian nutrition expert, announced that ginger contributes to the acceleration of low blood sugar levels, and bay leaves benefit intestinal health.
According to Dr. Olga, ginger contains protein and dietary fiber, eases the course of cold diseases, helps in cases of flatulence, and reduces the severity of nausea during pregnancy.
She adds, 100 grams of ginger contains 80 kilocalories of calories, which is rich in copper, 22% of the body’s daily need, and potassium 16% of the body’s daily need.
She says, “The lack of potassium in the body leads to increased heart rate, weakness, and attacks of nausea. Copper and iron are components of red blood cells, hair and skin pigmentation, and when it is deficient, the skin sags early and wrinkles appear.”
The expert notes that adding bay leaves to the diet helps people who suffer from intestinal problems.
According to her, the positive effect of bay leaf is due to the fact that it contains important mineral elements, such as magnesium, selenium, iron, antioxidants and vitamins of group B (1, B2, В9), А, С and РР.
Bay leaves also stimulate the appetite, which is a mild diuretic, to get rid of edema, and thus affect the level of blood pressure.
The expert cautioned, however, that bay leaves have side effects as well. Therefore, pregnant and lactating women, as well as those suffering from stomach ulcers and kidney disease, are not recommended to use them in food.