What is curcumin? Can it improve brain function? Can it lower your risk of brain disease?

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Peter always had lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness. He lost interest in things he used to enjoy like going out fishing with friends, writing short stories and poems, going out drinking, and playing football during weekends. All the time he felt very tearful.

“I feel constantly tired, have no appetite, and am suffering from various aches and pains every day. I cannot sleep properly, too.” He answered in an unusually low voice when I asked him why he had changed recently.

“I also have feelings of stress, anxiety, and low mood especially during difficult times.” He continued.

Peter was…


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Does ginger have any health benefits or people just eat it for fun?

Ginger has got so many health benefits. It is widely used as a spice and medicine. The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes ginger (Zingiber officinale) “as a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Zingiberceae, probably native to south-eastern Asia, or its aromatic, pungent rhizome (underground stem) used as a spice, flavoring, food, and medicine.”

Ginger contains 2% essential oils which are extracted and distilled from the roots for use in the food and perfume industries. Zingiberene is the predominant constituent of the oil of ginger. …


It is still not too late to get in and compound your Ethereum holdings passively.

Some people call it a free money machine and others call it a mine. Its name is Ethereum Gold. It is a decentralized finance (Defi) development application or smart contract made on the Ethereum blockchain. It was created more than two years ago and has been running smoothly and safely ever since.

Although it has been running for the past more than two years, it’s not too late for you to join and enjoy compounding your Ethereum holdings passively.

You need to install the Metamask wallet on your browser first before you can start. Once you have got the Metamask…


Health benefits of onions. What makes onions so important to our health?

Health benefits of onions. Can onions lower your risk of heart disease?
Health benefits of onions. Can onions lower your risk of heart disease?
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease kills about 647 000 Americans every year. It is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States of America.

There are many types of heart disease and they include congenital heart disease, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, mitral regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and pulmonary stenosis.

Smokers, people with high blood pressure, people with high cholesterol, diabetics, physically inactive people, alcoholics, overweight, and obese people are at high risk of having cardiovascular…


What is black pepper and what are some of its benefits to our health?

Health benefits of black pepper.
Health benefits of black pepper.
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Black pepper, also known as a peppercorn, is a fruit of a flowering climbing vine, Piper nigrum, in the Piperaceae family. It is a small round berry that ripens from green to red and finally brown. The color depends on when it was harvested.

Most people dry them and use them as a spice or seasoning. There are also those who include them in their ketogenic diet and you can get a free eBook of easy delicious keto recipes by clicking here.

Black pepper has antioxidant chemicals including ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, camphene, carvacrol, eugenol, gamma-terpinene, lauric acid, linalyl acetate, methyl…


What is spinach? What are the health benefits of eating spinach?

Health benefits of spinach.
Health benefits of spinach.
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Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a hard-leafy plant used as a vegetable. It is sold fresh, dried, frozen, or tinned like this delicious tinned spinach I found on Amazon.

Some people cook spinach and others serve it as a salad green. You can also mix it with other plants, fruits, vegetables, and herbs to make a healthy smoothy.

There are also those who include them in their ketogenic diet and you can get a free eBook of easy delicious keto recipes by clicking here.

Spinach has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folic acid, iron, calcium, potassium…


Scientifically proven health benefits of tomatoes. Are tomatoes good for your heart and skin?

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Tomatoes can be eaten raw. They can also be made into soup, basil soup, cucumber salad, tomato sauce, and can also be part of food recipes, or just be fried together with green vegetables, meat, or fruits. Some people make tomato juice out of them and others make them part of their delicious sandwiches.

There are also those who include them in their ketogenic diet and you can get a free eBook of easy delicious keto recipes by clicking here.

In supermarkets and other shops, you can find raw unprocessed tomatoes and also canned tomatoes, crushed Italian tomatoes, tomato juice…


A new unique blog called Gingerpies which publishes highly informative articles on scientifically proven evidence-based health benefits of foods and drinks is now alive. Not only does it focus on the health benefits of naturally occurring fruits, vegetables, tubers, roots, leaves, grass, nuts, and many others, but it goes deeper by exploring the nutritional and bioactive components of each and then review the scientific evidence in support of the health benefits.

Takarudana Mapendembe, a biomedical scientist with more than twenty years of experience in clinical biochemistry founded this blog in Manchester, United Kingdom. He created this website after discovering that…


They are the two powers in life you can never control or stop.

There are two extremely strong powers that nobody can control or stop. Prosperous people are successful because of these two. So many people worldwide fail dismally in their endeavors due to the fact that they don’t know these two beasts rule the world.

People know they exist. However, they are not aware that these two are powers. If you understand and respect them, they bless you with power, but if you underate or misunderstand them, they will make you lose power and look like you are cursed.

They never teach you about them at school, college, or university. …

Takarudana Mapendembe

Biomedical Scientist, and Writer. Read about evidence-based health benefits of foods and drinks on https://gingerpies.com

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