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Countless studies have shown that ginger has multiple health-promoting powers, but a recent one from the Tikrit Medical Journal sheds light on the aromatic root’s ability to boost testosterone levels in men.

A group of 75 males were given ginger over the course of about three months. The ginger intervention raised the men’s testosterone level by almost 18 percent and boosted levels of luteinizing hormone (which stimulates testosterone production) by more than 43 percent. The experiment did not use a control group, which makes this study less than perfect. However, since ginger is non-caloric, inexpensive, tasty, and a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, there is really no downside to adding it into your daily diet. Buy some whole root, and let’s make America grate again. IM

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