Ginger is one of the best foods to incorporate into your daily diet if you are experiencing chronic inflammation. Fresh ginger has been shown to reduce inflammatory markers and inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-a (this cytokine is elevated in autoimmune diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis). Ginger also acts as a natural anti-histamine and mast cell stabilizer. Incorporating both raw and cooked ginger into your daily meals can be very beneficial for many different health conditions. I use a Hurom slow juicer, which doesn't heat the juice at all while it is being pressed, reducing oxidation.