Thursday Tidbits: Ginger Lovin’

Last Thursday I professed my love for all things CARROTS! I think you know my reason why, yes? Healing powers for the ‘ol Stomach.

This week I’d like to profess my other love… GINGER!

Ginger is definitely a superfood in my book. We often think of ginger in correlation to easing nausea, but it has so many more wonderful powers.

Let’s take a look:

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    1. Ginger contains special enzymes responsible for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in digestion and the prevention of cramps. The ancient Greeks used to eat ginger after a large meal in order to ease the digestion process.
    2. Due to its promotion of mucus secretion, ginger protects against the development of ulcers, unwanted holes in the lining of your stomach.
    3. Ginger is often used to settle an upset stomach or treat severe stomach ailments such as dyspepsia or colic.

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So now you might know why I love my ginger. Heal that stomach lining, yes! But this powerful food is also quite refreshing. I’ve been using it in my juices, my stir fry’s, and much much more. Heck, I’ve even combined it with some honey and swirled it it my coconut yogurt/kefir.

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The ultimate healer… Carrot, Beet, Apple, Ginger juice. I call this the nectar of the Gods.

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No Juicer? No problem? Check out this site for 7 blender friendly juicing smoothies. I use THIS ONE below a lot with a little GINGER added.

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And if you’re a gardening guru like THIS GAL, check out this site for ways to RE-USE ginger!

Those are my tidbits today. Ha, a major 180 turn from yesterday’s post. But hey, I like to keep ya on your toes.

Do you use ginger? Gingersnaps totally count!

Cheers,

LC

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Comments

  1. I love ginger, it’s funny how many things I eat that have amazing properties that I don’t even know about. I don’t use it as much, because Kirk isn’t really a fan of the flavor. Maybe I can show him your post and convince him why he should like it. 😉

  2. I do use ginger, but not consistently. I typically end up using it in stir-fry dishes. But you did remind me I need to buy some more. Used up the last bit of the tiny nub I’ve been keeping in the freezer.

  3. since getting a vita-mix, i love making soup..so quick and easy. my fav. new soup is carrot-ginger-coconut.( 4carrots, a chunk of ginger, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2c water and 2 and abit tbsp coconut milk powder)(yields 2 large portions) but after having it four days in a row for lunch my hubs (who is not a fussy eater!) asked for something different.
    sometimes i throw in a cooked chicken breast for a few nanoseconds to add some protein. yummy!

  4. 2 gingers I love- Gingerbread men and Prince Harry.

  5. We cant get enough ginger over here! We LOVE it!! This morning… carrot apple ginger juice. Best drink ever! (beet juice coming in at a close 2nd tho)

    Hope you have a great Thursday!

  6. I love ginger, and use it a lot, in various dishes. The smell and flavor are at the top of my list of favorites, all that in addition to it’s amazing health benefits!

  7. I love ginger too! It’s quite comforting to me. My mom makes me ginger tea when I’m sick – hot water, ginger and honey.

  8. I love ginger in my stir fries, so yummy that way! Annnd gingersnaps?? Totalllly reminds me of my grandmother, she always has those on hand. I haven’t had those in forever tho, yum!

  9. I Love using ginger for tummy help! I am a firm believer in the healing power of natural foods!

  10. I love ginger too! I LOVE ginger salad dressing at sushi restaurants! Was just talking about that yesterday, in fact. And of course love it in stir fries too! yum yum!

  11. I’ve never been a big fan of ginger, even the cookies never wowed me….maybe I’ll have to try out your juicing idea! :)

  12. ginger is one of those things i’ve been meaning to have around, and keep forgetting. i want to cook with it!

  13. Thanks for the link to the blender-friendly juicing smoothies! I love ginger in stir-frys, and of course cookies.

  14. i am never without ginger in the house – never!!! and every juice i make has it in there, and always on stir fry with sesame oil, lime and tamari. But lets talk about this cocunut kefir – i didn’t know this flavor existed and now must buy it – my mom is hooked on kefir now, i’ve created a monster

    ps i want my jar back

  15. i wish i liked ginger…i try so hard!! im just not a huge fan….i will say though juicing with it helps…you get a little flavor but its not too much. ill eat it (or drink it) that way. i try with sushi but i cant get on board!

  16. Keep all of the tips coming because I am loving them. :) I better go buy me some Ginger.

  17. I absolutely love ginger! My stomach does too!

    I will sometimes make Congee (Chinese rice soup), and put in loads and loads of ginger. It’s great when I’m not feeling so hot!

  18. I’ve always been so crazy about ginger. I use the powdered stuff and have developed a pretty high spice tolerance so I can put it in almost anything and everything. I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth so usually everything I make is bitter or spicy and other people think it’s disgusting :)

  19. i LOVE LOVE LOVE ginger. so i have bought it to use in my juicer, but i feel like it doesnt juice well! any tips – i mean i just cut off a small piece and put it in my juicer, but i think it just spits it out into the garbage end. my favorite juice is beet (YUM!), apple, carrot, celery, and ginger (although the ginger doesnt come through). any advice?

  20. Ginger is SOO good for you! I love it, too. However, there’s a fine line between the perfect amount and omg! way too much! if you ask me. It’s easy to over do it :)

    • oh my gosh, so agree! but then again, i think my tastebuds have tolerated a lot more these days, so my light ginger might be someone else’s strong!
      p.s.
      Sending my trainer questionnaire over today!

  21. I love ginger! One of our regular meals I make are turkey burgers with fresh ginger and spinach. My 4 year old asked me, “Is there ginger in here? Because I’m only going to eat it if there is.” A variation is also using salmon…so delicious!

  22. i love ginger! just finished drinking a gingerade kombucha! :)

  23. Blender friendly juice recipes make me HAPPY!!!! I love ginger – I put it in so many things too! :-)

  24. I do use ginger, but definitely not daily. I love it in my tea with lemon juice too! So delicious.

  25. heck yes, i use ginger! love that stuff! i like to mix it with soy sauce, garlic, and a little stevia to top my tofu. so good! spicy, salty, and sweet! Just like us! :)

  26. I like ginger sometimes and with some items… with sushi YES, but I have tried candied ginger and HATED it! I really was surprised too, I thought it was going to be something I love
    Thanks for the info :)

  27. Heal those guts! :) I use it every now and then, but I’m usually to lazy to peel it and slice it up. Ha

  28. Adri @FoodieBeFit says:

    Yes! I love to add ginger to all my juices. And you nectar of Gods sounds very much like my fave combination except that I like orange instead of apple. I want fresh juice now!!

  29. Just saw something on TV the other day about how good ginger is for digestion. I rarely use it but I’m sure I could find a way to add it into my day!

  30. I <3 ginger a lot… and I've been using it in everything I juice.

  31. I’ve actually never had anything with ginger – except ginger gum during the 1st trimester…it did help relieve the nausea though =) =)
    Your post makes me want to give ginger a try…will have to let you know how it goes!

  32. Ha! i’ve got everyone fooled into thinking I know what I’m doing in the garden! Muahahaha.

    I almost bought a jar of lacto-fermented ginger carrots today. This combo is one of my favorites – the ginger kick with the slightly sweet carrots is just perfect. Soup, salad dressing, smoothies. OH! How awesome would Ginger Carrot Ice Cream be?!?! Next project….

  33. WE LOVE GINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    haha
    can you tell :)
    ginger is the best, we love it on anything just about.

  34. I don’t use ginger very much, but I really should. I’ve been thinking about you all day sfter your post yesterday. Sending you hugs and healing prayers. :)

  35. Favourite soup = carrot, ginger and cashew nut :)

  36. I love ginger chews (made by the Ginger people or Chimes). They are the best!! Forgive me if one of the other commenters already said that- I’m late to the party. :)

  37. Ariel Eli says:

    I like Ginger to eat. But i was unknown about the nutrition facts of ginger. Now i am aware about the nutrition facts of ginger which i have learned from your post. Thanks a lot.

  38. I love ginger!! but I always forget about it when I’m cooking (which is rare…). If there was a ginger flavoured cereal I’d be eating ginger everyday! 😉 hehe
    Wanna know what I call the nectar of the gods? Coffee. 😉 hehe

  39. i luv nutmeg and ginger in my carrot juice…i cheat at home and just grate my own to taste but when i go to the juice bar…no matter what i say, it’s too much. one of these days they’ll get it right.

  40. I love carrot ginger apple beet juice!! My neighbor got a fancy new masticating juicer that is way better than my old Breville and I’ve been walking down the street every few days to use it – my concoctions always have ginger, apple and lemon.

    I also use ginger to flavor my kombucha. So, yeah, I’m a ginger fan too. :)

  41. Ginger is love :) My favorite way to eat it is in crystallized form, but it’s like a drug that way – really hard to stop eating them and the sugar is such a buzz! Not safe! xo Erin

  42. If you love ginger you would LOVE these ginger garlic carrots I make! They’re super easy:

    4 carrots sliced
    3 Tbsp. coconut oil or grass fed butter
    1/2 tsp. fresh ginger grated
    1 tsp. garlic crushed
    1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

    Saute the carrots in 2 tablespoons of the butter or coconut oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until the carrots start to brown.

    Add the lemon juice, ginger, and garlic to the pan and sauté just until the carrots are coated with the ginger and garlic. Sprinkle with a little sea salt, stir again, remove the carrots from the pan and enjoy!!

    I hope you like them : )

    Nicole

  43. Ginger does have some amazing powers :)
    Glad you’ve been having success w/ it!
    Happy wknd…hugs <3

  44. My hubby fell in love with ginger water after a major stomach illness. I just grate it and throw it in there and he’s set to go!

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