There is a lot of medicine out there. But did you know that foods can cure some maladies? Wouldn’t you rather go to the supermarket than go to a doctor? Here is a list of health expert Joy Bauer’s favorite food cures on everydayhealth.com.
Alleviate Aches: Ginger
This pungent, spicy root contains chemicals that work similarly to some anti-inflammatory medications, so it has potential to help relieve arthritis pain. If you’re dealing with aching joints, try adding a hit of ginger to your menu every day. Getting your daily dose can be as easy as steeping a few slices of ginger root in hot water to make a delicious “tea.” Also try grating fresh ginger into stir-fries or stews, and adding fresh or ground ginger to smoothies, oatmeal, or a healthy muffin or fruit crisp recipe. Or nibble on a slice or two of crystallized ginger to satisfy a sweet craving after dinner.