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Old 01-12-2019, 12:16 AM
 
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That's why people drink ginger ale when they're sick. But you have to be careful because only one popular brand even contains ginger! I think it's Canada Dry. And people used to eat candied ginger after a meal as a digestive.
I never knew that only one brand contains real ginger - Canada Dry! Next time, I feel a little nauseous I am going to go drink some of that, actually should have some cans at the ready at home.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Apparently it contains a microscopic amount of ginger, and that has been chemically modified.

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Old 01-12-2019, 10:48 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I'm not a soda drinker so I don't know about ginger ale but in doing a little bit of reading, it doesn't seem that Canada Dry even contains ginger. They mention something about a natural flavor blend--and it's kept secret--but most of the contents are water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, and a preservative.

Maybe Canada Dry USED to contain ginger. One article says there used to be a golden Canada Dry and a pale version. The golden contained ginger and that could be where people got the idea that if you wanted ginger ale with actual ginger, it had to be Canada Dry. Now it would have to be some relatively unknown brand or else ginger beer.

Someone has a lawsuit against Canada Dry as of June 2018, claiming it doesn't contain ginger.
You would think that if it didn't contain ginger they'd have to change the name of this drink to something else- like "Unginger Ale", maybe?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:24 AM
 
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I never knew that only one brand contains real ginger - Canada Dry! Next time, I feel a little nauseous I am going to go drink some of that, actually should have some cans at the ready at home.


(Three head smacks because this is the third time in this thread that I am pointing out that Canada Dry does not contain any "real" ginger.)
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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Go to an Asian store and buy the Japanese sushi ginger in a jar. It has a very sweet taste. We just started using it to induce swallowing, but it also seems to lower the blood sugar by a significant amount, maybe 20 percent depending on how much you consume. It's usually eaten between pieces of sushi to cleanse the palate. The fasting blood glucose dropped to 95 this morning verus 150 the day before, but some of it was due to her not wanting to eat as much.

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Old 02-03-2019, 05:49 AM
 
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I love ginger! Whenever I get sushi, I ask for extra extra ginger. I seriously say "If you think you've brought enough, bring more!" And I eat it all. Yum....

I add ground ginger to a lot of my smoothies as well. So yummy! (and I don't even care that it's healthy, healthy is just a perk for me!)
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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I think that it may be lowering the blood sugar by clearing the mouth and throat of food particles that would remain long after the meal is over and find their way into the stomach.
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Old Today, 09:32 AM
 
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Ginger tea is a common remedy throughout the Caribbean for an upset stomach.
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Old Today, 12:03 PM
 
Location: equator
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So how do you all actually use the ginger in tea? I have seen the fresh ginger root at the store. Do you peel and then chop it and make tea out of it? Do you also use a tea bag or regular tea?
It's too hard to peel. I just grate it and toss it in an electric water boiler with a tea bag. When it boils, I turn it off and let it sit for cold tea (or drink hot). Like a finger-tip size piece.

Also add 3X as much into the veg juicer and it tastes great with veg juice.
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