- Ginger is commonly used in a variety of forms – fresh, powdered, dried, pickled, candied etc. Try ginger pickled in sweet vinegar with sushi or use ground ginger in cakes, cookies, and curries.40 But the classic you have to try remains a cup of ginger tea!
Make Some Ginger Tea
If you want to start your day with some ginger tea, here’s a recipe you can use. Just simmer a couple of tablespoons of fresh chopped ginger in 3 cups of water for around 10 minutes and strain. Add a little honey and you’ve got some delicious ginger tea. Ginger tea also works well with other components and spices. Here are some combinations that you can try.
- Ginger and turmeric: Add some fresh turmeric which contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound. Or whip up a spicy curry which commonly uses both these spices.
- Ginger and cinnamon: Combine cinnamon which can lower blood sugar with ginger which improves insulin sensitivity to control your blood sugar. So try a delicious cinnamon and ginger tea or use these spices in your cooking.