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January 11, 2021 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living

How to Get the Most Out of Ginger – A Superstar Food

Inflammation is a key driver of most chronic diseases and the anti-inflammatory power in ginger is off-the-charts.The potent inflammation busters in ginger are called xanthines. These valuable agents are also work horses for boosting immunity and fighting viral infections.


For optimal results, include ginger, powdered or fresh, in your diet regularly – daily is best. It really is one of the best-all-around spices for broad spectrum disease protection.

Here are the different ways I incorporate this remarkable spice:

  • Use fresh ginger root to add flavorful intrigue to your dishes.  Chop or grate it into sauces, salad dressing or right on top of your salad, poultry or seafood.
  • Snack on candied ginger or make it part of your dessert.
  • Use pickled ginger as a condiment.
  • Drink freshly brewed tea steeped along with a thumbnail piece of chopped ginger daily.
  • Dried powdered ginger is even more potent than fresh and can be used in cooking or sprinkled directly onto foods.

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite dressings that includes this superstar spice:

Ginger-Orange Dressing:

  • ½ cup peanut or canola oil
  • ¼ orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped ginger
  • Whisk ingredients in a small cup until well blended. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.


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