Ginger Ale Myth Debunked
Out of all the misconceptions surrounding nutrition that we’ve heard over the years, drinking Ginger Ale to cure an upset stomach is by far the most widespread. After years of hearing this, we’ve found a report to unveil the truth and put this myth to rest. Leading gastroenterologist says: Ginger ale does not calm queasiness or aid other sickness symptoms. It’s ginger that does this best, but ginger and ginger ale are NOT one in the same.
We need to keep in mind that bottled ginger ale available in most stores is not an unaltered form of ginger. It’s made up of carbonated water and ginger flavourings. Even though some brands use “real ginger”, it’s such a miniscule amount, it gets diluted by all the sugar and water to the point where it has no beneficial effect in calming your upset stomach. Dr.Sam continues to say, “I don’t think the public realizes how much sugar and how little ginger is in these beverages,” Dr.Sam tells Delish. “The reason we say to avoid sugar when you’re fighting a stomach illness is because sugar actually feeds the bad bacteria in your GI tract, causing more bloating, gas, and indigestion,” Dr.Sam said. The easiest way to enjoy the health boost in raw ginger, according to Dr.Sam, is to peel fresh ginger root and mix it into some brewed tea or hot water. You’ll be able to take advantage of all the anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger.