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Today is Day 10 of our FREE 10 Day “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” Challenge. If you are just joining our series, please be sure to formally register (click here) to ensure you receive all 10 Immunity building foods plus recipes for each!

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During this 10 Day course, we will be reviewing one new SuperFood a day, and providing you with an easy delicious recipe to try to begin immediately enjoying it!  So let’s get started, it’s Day 10, friend!


10th on our list of our select 10 SuperFoods is ginger sis! Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties

1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea. This applies to sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness. Ginger is a popular spice. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  Ginger appears to be effective at reducing the day-to-day progression of muscle pain, and may reduce exercise-induced muscle soreness. There are some studies showing ginger to be effective at reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis, which is a very common health problem. Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort. Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.  There is some evidence, in both animals and humans, that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels. Ginger contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer. However, this needs to be studied a lot more. Studies suggest that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain. It can also improve brain function in elderly women.

ALSO TRY: Turmeric!


  • Ginger is one of the very few “superfoods” actually worthy of that term.
  • You can buy fresh or powdered ginger at your local grocery store or purchase ginger supplements online.
  • Picking a fresh hand of ginger requires you to use a few sensory cues. Look for ginger with shiny, taut skin. The ginger skin should be thin — never thick and fibrous. You should be able to easily nick the skin with you nail. Next, take a whiff. Is it pungent and spicy? If the answer is yes, your ginger is up to snuff. Avoid ginger that has any soft spots — that’s a sign it’s been sitting on display for far too long.
  • Just because ginger is sold in larger hands (with a few smaller knobs usually floating amongst them) doesn’t mean you’ve got to buy the whole hand. Break off just what you need. And ginger should snap prettily easily. If it doesn’t, it’s probably not that fresh.
  • If you use ginger pretty frequently (two to three times a week), store it in a resealable bag (with all the air removed) in the crisper drawer of your fridge. If ginger doesn’t show up as often in your cooking, store it in the freezer and grate it whenever you need it.
In one study, 150 women were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of the menstrual period. Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen. Click To Tweet




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  3. So, save the image below to your computer or your phone. Post it on your Instagram account or on your FB page with the comment “I joined the Use SuperFoods to Build Your Immunity 10 Day Challenge” & Today’s  SuperFood is Ginger! Did you know there is some evidence, in both animals and humans, that ginger can lead to significant reductions in LDL cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels.Learn more & Try this immunity building recipe with me:  “Walnut Ginger Break”: https://fff.local/zucchini-walnut-ginger-bread/#letfoodbethyMEDICINE #thefitfynefablife
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