Your Daily #RAtip: Use Ginger

Ginger is one of my top-10 foods for RA, I use it daily. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and offers analgesic benefits as well. Ginger is so effective for fighting inflammation and pain that some studies have shown it works as well or better than using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (and without the gut-destroying side-effects!)

Use grated ginger in cooking or tea, juice it, blend it into smoothies, or take concentrated capsules. 

Two of my favorite ways to incorporate ginger into my diet are Carrot-Ginger Juice and Ginger Tea.


CARROT-GINGER JUICE (1 serving)

3 large carrots, trimmed

1 green apple, cored

1 large knob of ginger, about 1/2 inch long

Juice all ingredients and enjoy! 

NOTE: Ginger is quite potent and can taste very strong so you may wish to start with less and build up.


GINGER TEA (2 servings)

2 tablespoons grated ginger

16 ounces water

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and heat to a simmer then turn off heat, cover pot and allow to steep at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. 

Pour ginger tea into a cup and add optional ingredients as desired: fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mint leaves


Posted on January 9, 2015 .