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GetYourGingerFixThe buzz on the street is that ginger helps reduce colon inflammation and possibly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Recent studies show that 2 grams of ginger intake helped reduce inflammation by 28 percent in volunteers who consumed the daily dose compared to the volunteers who didn’t.

What is ginger: Is it a plant or herb? Ginger is identified as a herb, and was commonly used in Asian countries for medicinal purposes. The root, or the underground stem, also called rhizome, is what is used as a spice or as medicine. Ginger is known to help relieve many symptoms; one of the symptoms is inflammation in the intestines.

Today, ginger is quite common and is available almost anywhere and in many forms: Fresh ginger root, ground ginger, ginger paste, ginger ale, minced, sliced, juiced, and more. If you enjoy sushi or other forms of Asian cuisine, chances are you’re already consuming ginger through those dishes. However, if California Rolls are not down your alley, there are other ways to get your ginger fix.

The team at Get Your Rear in Gear pulled up some yummy recipes to help you meet the recommended daily consumption of 2 grams of ginger. Enjoy!

Apple-Ginger Chicken, from EatingWell

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry, from AllRecipes.com

Cold Tofu Salad with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce, from WholeLiving.com

Carrot and Ginger Soup, from AllRecipes.com

Ginger Cookies, from food.com

Coriander Scallops with Orange-Ginger Dressing, from epicurious.com

If you have other recipes you’d like to share, please do!