Spices not only improve the taste of your food, but if you are adding the right spices to your diet, they could also be giving you an often needed health boost. Many people are not aware of just how much goodness lies hidden within several everyday and easy to prepare Healthy Spices.
Cinnamon, for example, is a spice we are all familiar with yet most don’t know it reduces blood sugar levels, slows the breakdown of carbohydrates and improves our insulin sensitivity. This is great news for diabetics but also helps considerably in the prevention of diabetes as it removes some of the strain from the body. It can also reduce cholesterol and works as a really powerful antioxidant. So start sprinkling it on your cereal every morning.
If you find you keep forgetting things then it may well be worth adding Sage to your diet as it has been shown that it improves memory not only in Alzheimer patients but also in healthy people of all ages.
But if you’re feeling queasy or suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome then Peppermint might be the answer. By relaxing the muscles of the colon it helps to reduce pain and also unpleasant bloating, but it is also known to reduce nausea after surgery.
Turmeric is the lovely spice that gives curry that glorious yellow color. But it also acts as a great antioxidant and helps to boost the bodies own antioxidant levels. This helps to slow down damage to the body but it also can act as an anti-inflammatory to the same level as drugs, plus reducing the risk of some cancer, heart disease and improving arthritis.
Holy basil can really help prevent infection as it inhibits the growth of many bacteria which is why it is thought of as a sacred herb in India whereas Cayenne pepper can reduce your appetite and helps to promote fat burning, a must for health addicts, but also has some anti-cancer properties.
These are just a few examples of Healthy Spices which can easily be added to our diet providing much tastier food and some amazing health benefits.
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