Ginger-Ale for Adults (AIP & low-FODMAP)

Anti-inflammatory Ginger Ale 2There’s two variations here.

Ginger Ale. For adults.

And Anti-inflammatory Ginger Ale. For everybody~.

Ginger is a natural digestive tonic and an effective treatment for nausea. My husband Matthew has been experiencing nausea for 21 months straight.

Nothing really helps. Except drinking Ginger Tea. He drinks it daily.

But in summer that can get hot.

So I made up this Ginger Ale. It’s sort of like a party~!

It took awhile for me to get the strength right. The Ginger infusion needs to be wicked strong, so the ginger taste still bites you, even when it hits the ice & gets diluted with mineral water.

GingerThe anti-inflammatory version includes Ginger & Turmeric.

Because turmeric is everything awesome for your healing protocol.

Here’s why:

  • Turmeric can alleviate intestinal inflammation, which we now know is the origin of illness;
  • It can counteract neurodegeneration, including conditions like Alzheimer’s (perhaps because it improves intestinal health and thereby reduces systemic inflammation);
  • Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can suppress cancer;
  • It has cardioprotective properties;
  • TurmericIt improves arthritis symptoms;
  • Some scientists think it might be able to alleviate hyperglycemia and other effects of diabetes (because it can in mice);
  • Animal studies also suggest that curcumin can ameliorate chronic fatigue syndrome.

Of course, turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine.

As has Ginger.

So drink up~!

Ginger Ale for Adults (AIP & low-FODMAP)

 from petra8paleoGinger Ale 2

  • 6 thumbs of fresh Ginger Rhizome
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 750ml bottle of Mineral Water
  • Ice
  • 1 orange (optional)

Peel & chop the Ginger.

Add the chopped Ginger to the 4 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 1 hour.

Pour the Ginger infusion, including the Ginger pieces into a glass container (a mason jar works well) and refrigerate until cold. If you will be refrigerating the infusion for more than a few hours you might decide not to include the Ginger pieces, unless you like your ale with extra bite~.

To serve, fill a tall glass with ice and squeeze in 1/4 of a orange (if using). Fill glass a little over half full withe the Ginger infusion and top with sparkling mineral water.

Anti-inflammatory Ginger Ale (AIP & low-FODMAP)

 from petra8paleoAnti-inflammatory Ginger Ale

  • 5 thumbs of fresh Ginger Rhizome
  • 5 fingers fresh Turmeric Rhizome
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 750ml bottle of Mineral Water
  • Ice

Peel & chop the Ginger & Turmeric.

Add the chopped Ginger & Turmeric to the 4 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 1 hour.

Pour the Ginger~Turmeric infusion, including the Rhizome pieces into a glass container (a mason jar works well) and refrigerate until cold. If you will be refrigerating the infusion for more than a few hours you might decide not to include the Rhizome pieces, unless you like your ale strong~.

To serve, fill a tall glass with ice. Fill glass a little over half full with the Ginger~Turmeric infusion and top with sparkling mineral water.

Note: Black Pepper increases the bio-availability of Turmeric, but is not part of the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol. If it was on our list, I’d be tempted to put a pinch in the saucepan with the Rhizomes~.

Ginger Ale Picnic: Fill a Mason Jar with Ice, bring your Cold Ginger Infusion in a 2nd Mason Jar, a bottle of Mineral Water & if you’re adding an Orange, don’t forget a knife.

If you’re adroit, you can get half the ice & half the Ginger infusion in each jar.

Mason Jar Ginger Ale Picnic for 2~.

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15 responses to “Ginger-Ale for Adults (AIP & low-FODMAP)

  1. skd

    A very nice post . My in-laws make this concoction whenever some one in the family is having problems with digestion or having nausea. A very useful post worth book marking.

  2. Maggie

    How much is “one bottle of mineral water?” Is it a 16 oz bottle?

    • One of the big bottles: 750ml-1L (I guess that’s 25-33oz?) should do it~!

      • Maggie

        Thank you Thank you! Going to make this right now. Have currently active Hashimoto’s and just started the AIP late April (I was gluten-free for a couple of years before I found it thanks to Marc Ryan at Hashimoto’s Healing). I have a long road ahead, but I’m finding the new lifestyle makes me so much happier! Probably helps that I found it exactly when I was ready for it… you know?

  3. Paula

    Hi,
    have you tried Ipecacuanha 30c(homeopathic remedy) for the persistent nausea?

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  6. Trish

    Would sparkling water give you the same nutritional benefits?

  7. Petra – how did I miss this? I think I’ll be adding it to the next Sydney AIP picnic in August. Thanks!

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