Another spice, ginger, is a powerful anti-inflammatory. You can enjoy it as a tea, in food, or snack sparingly on candied ginger. One study found that ginger extract helped 63% of participants with osteoarthritis knee pain. Two grams of ginger a day has been shown to reduce muscle pain. If you’ve overdone a workout, ginger may just help you feel better.
Ginger also helps lower blood sugars and fights heart disease. Ginger tea can also sooth an unset stomach.