Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CRYSTALLIZED GINGER, TAKE 2

The maximum recommended doseage for ginger is 4 gm daily. Each 1 inch cube of crystallized ginger has 500 mg ginger. So, you should not exceed 8 one-inch cubes of crystallized ginger to help drive fasting blood sugar down.

NOTE: A CUP OF GINGER TEA HAS ABOUT 250 MG GINGER, MUCH LESS THAN THE CRYSTALLIZED GINGER. IT WILL ALSO LOWER FASTING BLOOD SUGAR IF TAKEN RIGHT BEFORE BED, SO IT IS THE MILDER APPROACH.

However, please note that too much ginger can make blood on the brain, as ginger reduces platelet stickiness and thins the blood. So, people that are on blood thinners should probably not take ginger in any form.

But it continues to drive my fasting blood sugar down. I am not taking blood thinners and am very glad to have this information. The 30 carb grams in 1 ounce of crystallized ginger just disappear overnight, so you don't have to count them in your daily targets.

7 comments:

Sam said...

Good Information. I am trying to take ginger dosage daily because i am diabetic.

Martha Katona said...

I am very glad you like the information on this blog. But remember, the majority of blood sugar control comes from balancing protein and carbs. This was recommended by the American Diabetic Association for some 50 years. After you learn to hit your targets for fat, protein, and carbs, then the supplements can really work. So please make balancing protein and carbs your fist concern. See the left side of this blog to find out how many protein, fat and carb grams you need daily. It is under the post "DIET TO NORMALIZE BLOOD SUGAR" - then just choose "men" or "women" and write down your targets according to how tall you are. If you hit these ever day, your blood sugar will be in better shape and then the ginger, and other supplements can really work for you!

Martha

LindaCC3 said...

Where do you buy the Crystallized Ginger and is it the one I see online that is soaked in sugar etc...
And you really do not have to worry about the extra carbs and sugar??
I am on my way to GNC. I hope these are the ones you refer to.

Martha Katona said...

Crystallized ginger is available at most health food stores.
Everyone will be different, so be sure to measure glucose before bed and when you get up. In my case, the 30 carb grams from 8 one-inch cubes disappeared overnight. My fasting was so much lower I could not believe it!. But remember, a way to take ginger without the sugar is with ginger tea. It is not as strong, but it will do the same thing if you take it at bedtime.

Thailand Hospitals said...

such a informative post about ginger its really good to tell about its side effects for the thin blood people.you give brief information about it

Ms.Tessie said...

Trader Joe's in the US sells uncrystallized candied ginger that has 26 grams carbs (21 grams sugar) in a 1-oz./28- gram serving, which is about 6 pieces from the bag. That *might* be a little less sugar than in crystallized ginger. Trader Joe's sells both kinds (crystallized and uncrystallized) so if you live near a store you could compare.
Thanks for the heads up on this interesting phenomenon.

fitzpat said...

Thegingerpeople.com sell crystalized ginger.