Ginger? (not a Gilligan's Island discussion)

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2015-03-01 12:43:49 -0600
Started 2015-02-26 16:07:11 -0600

Supplements seem to be the hot topic here lately … I like ginger for cooking but have no personal knowledge as to the benefits it may have on blood glucose, and I am generally not a fan of using supplements to treat diabetes … but … there is a study that showed 2 grams per day reduced fasting BGL by 12%:


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haoleboy 2015-03-01 12:43:49 -0600 Report

We could always have the more up to date debate … Bernadette or Penny.
(Bernadette gets my vote)


MarkS 2015-02-27 15:14:18 -0600 Report

Damn, and I was looking forward to hearing all about Mary Ann, the Professor, and Mr. and Mrs. Howell. You disappoint me haoleboy!

jayabee52 2015-02-26 19:27:24 -0600 Report

Howdy Steve

This is what Medline said about ginger (it said nothing about Mary Ann - couldn't resist, LoL)

"Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)
Ginger might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking ginger along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.

Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), and others"

source: ~

So if you are on diabetes meds. you may wish to go slow with the ginger until you find out how it affects you.

God's best to all


haoleboy 2015-02-26 19:38:44 -0600 Report

James … are you suggesting we be prudent when experimenting with supplements?
As I pointed out I'm not really a fan of using supplements for blood glucose control … I prefer the hard way … diet and exercise ;)


jayabee52 2015-02-26 20:18:57 -0600 Report

Steve That is a good idea. I noted your averision to supplimentation, However that link was specific to the use of ginger, as that was the particular point of this whole discussion.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-26 19:08:16 -0600 Report

I would imagine "doing a little Ginger" would be good for stress release…(hanging my head in shame)…sorry I had to say it…somethings are just too difficult to hold in…

jayabee52 2015-02-26 20:20:12 -0600 Report

actually when watching Gilligan's island I much preferred Mary Ann over Ginger. She was more my kinda girl.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-26 20:54:00 -0600 Report

So many things I want to say..but since I cant "go there" on this site…I will just giggle to myself…

MarkS 2015-02-27 15:17:57 -0600 Report

Oh, go ahead and go there. Laughter is indeed the best medicine - in fact my blood sugar just dropped 2 mg/dL after reading the heading to this discussion!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-27 16:13:34 -0600 Report

If I get banned from DC I will be blaming you…well here it goes…But can you eat Mary Ann the way you can eat Ginger????…

Pegsy 2015-02-26 18:27:07 -0600 Report

OK. I admit it. When I first saw the word "Ginger" in the title I immediately thought of Gilligan's Island, LOL.

I love the taste of fresh ginger. I keep fresh ginger in my freezer and grate it into stir fry's, steamed veggies, soups, etc. It is great for an upset stomach as others have already mentioned. I am not aware of any special benefits on blood glucose.

GabbyPA 2015-02-26 18:18:52 -0600 Report

Ginger is recommended to be used in juicing but I have forgotten why...other than taste. It's great for sea sickness too. I always have root in my fridge and like cooking with it. I just might start taking some tablets of it with my capsule maker. I already make my own trumeric, fenugreek, spirulina, and moringa capsules. Powdered ginger is not one of my favorites except in baking, but maybe this is worth a try. That chart was very impressive for sure.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-26 16:48:27 -0600 Report

Love fresh ginger..use it in stir fried chicken dishes..and in my cold "medicine"…when I get sick…but no not a clue…not enough hours in the day to research everything on my list…but it is on my list..

Type1Lou 2015-02-26 16:40:43 -0600 Report

I love ginger and knew it had the ability to settle ones stomach…didn't know about its effect on BG. Thanks!

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