Have you ever taken a shot of pure ginger?  WOW.  Is it ever SPICY!

I love it in freshly squeezed juice.  A little bit goes a long way and definitely packs a punch!

Ginger is a rhizome, or root, and is closely related to turmeric and cardamom.  The organic ginger used in Sweet's products is delivered fresh.  We prep it for use and freeze it right away to maintain freshness and maximize nutritional value. 

Ginger has a warm, sweet spiciness that adds to Sweet's signature flavor - but that's not the only reason we use it!  It's a superfood with a multitude of benefits.  It's rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and E.  Ginger is also full of a bioactive compound called gingerol with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Ginger has an amazing effect on the digestive system.  It's one of the best natural remedies for queasiness, and is often used to relieve nausea associated with morning sickness, chemotherapy, or stomach bugs.  Ginger is also effective in reducing menstrual cramps.

Ginger is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, just like the elderberry, cinnamon, and clove also featured in Sweet's Syrup, and aids in maintaining a healthy gut.  It strengthens and protects the digestive tract, decreasing bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, ulcers, and yeast overgrowth.  A healthy gut microbiome is critical for good health, as it is the source of our immune system. 

Ever notice that your stomach feels a bit off a couple of days before a respiratory infection sends you to the couch?  That's your gut signaling that it's trying to fight something.  Ginger and other foods can assist the gut in its immune support work, perhaps reducing or even eliminating the invading bacteria or virus before it can really get going.  Watching for these early signs and choosing medicinal foods is so important.

Ginger creates a warm sensation in the body by increasing blood circulation.  This relaxes nerves and reduces inflammation, reducing joint and muscle pain.  Ginger also helps balance blood sugar and may reduce levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.  Studies also show that the antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger can inhibit inflammatory responses in the brain and may improve and protect brain function. 

Get all the benefits of ginger in your daily serving of Sweet's Syrup!  It's delicious straight from the spoon or swirled into yogurt, oatmeal, and smoothies.  Sweet's also pairs nicely with tea or whiskey, for picky eaters of the adult variety.  

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates

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