Because of some of my tummy issues, I occasionally have bouts of nausea. And I hate the feeling. However, a few years ago, before the problem really required my attention, a few of my friends were pregnant with their first child. I wanted to do something to ease their morning sickness discomfort so I popped in a natural food store and bought some ginger candies. Ginger is known to help ease stomach-ache and nausea. It’s been used for years in teas, ground up, in food, and most commonly these days, ginger snaps and ginger ale. Every time I fly, I always drink ginger ale. I don’t seem to have a problem with flying, but it always comforts me to know that I’m doing something to help prevent the sickness.
Anyway, I ended up buying a bag of the candy for myself. I like ginger and spicy food so I thought, why not. I tried them and LOVED them. They are called Ginger Chews and they are made by the Ginger People.
They make them in several flavors including spicy apple & peanut. I love the apple ones. Especially in the fall. I keep these things everywhere. A few in my purse, in my car, in my desk at work, and the pantry at home. I don’t get nauseated often, but when I do, I pop one in my mouth, and suck on it until it’s almost gone. They are chewy as the name implies, but usually when I’m not feeling well, I don’t necessarily feel like eating so just letting it dissolve helps. And sometimes, I just eat one because I like them. They are a bit spicy so if it’s not your style, you may want to just pass them by.
They also make a lot of other products like pickled sushi ginger (I love this stuff, I always eat it after my sushi meals), ginger ale, hard candy, sauces, etc. Plus, a lot of their products are gluten-free or vegan. I have gotten mine at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, and natural food stores. If you check out their store locator, their distributors have grown quite a bit. When I first bought them, they were hard to find (and all they had were the chews) but they are growing.
I’m really not trying to advertise, but I really do love these candies. If you get nauseated or are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant, these things really are fantastic. Even if you just break a little piece off because it’s very spicy, it does wonders for your stomach. I even had it recommended to put a couple in a very hot cup of water and make a tea out of it.
Then again, maybe I love ginger since I’m a red head 🙂