SUPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPICES


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If you want to spice up your life, then add the herbs and spices in your food that will not only enhance your food buds but also ease your pain. Surprised, most of the spices and herbs come with proven medical benefits that can even ease pain, including post-workout soreness. Herbs and spices also have antibacterial and antiviral properties, and most are high in B-vitamins and trace minerals. In fact, most contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables. Herbs and spices are also an inexpensive way to add flavor to food without the extra fat, calories, sodium or cholesterol.

Here are some of the spices that will sooth all your diseases:

  1. Cinnamon

You already must be using this spices to excite your taste buds, while it brings out (and warms up) the flavors in the foods it is paired with, cinnamon will also help keep your arteries healthy, manage blood sugar levels, and lower cholesterol. So add this up on your favorite delights be it peanut butter, oats and even your sandwiches to manage your sugar levels and be healthy.

  1. Chili Pepper

Ever thought that these red hot chilies can actually give you health benefits? Chili peppers – have capsaicin that provide excellent medical benefits.. Capsaicin, the ingredient that provides the plants with their spice, also has medical benefits that include pain relief, heart health, fighting prostate cancer, and stopping ulcers.

  1. Tumeric

Brightly-colored turmeric comes from the same family of spices as ginger — which means both plants can reduce inflammation in arthritis patients (and may block the formation of some cancers). Try it in a curry chicken dish for the non-veg lovers and people who are vegetarian can add up in their tasty butter panner. Make you favorite recipes and then add black pepper, since that tabletop staple is believed to help the body absorb turmeric for maximum effect.

  1. Garlic

Do you Love garlic or hate it? Even if you hate it, you can’t deny the good that it does to you. As a staple of natural remedies and traditional medicine, garlic has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral effects, and some studies show that it can stop blood clots from forming in your arteries. And if you are really pumped up in order to be healthy try it in pasta sauce, on pizza, roasted with other vegetables, or finely chopped in homemade spreads. Enjoy the food!!

 

  1. Cloves

Cloves are one of the highly prized spices, widely recognized all over the world for their medicinal and culinary qualities. The active principles in the clove may increase gut motility as well as improve the digestion power through increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions. Thus, helps relieve indigestion and constipation problems. Additionally, this spice is a good source of vitamin-K and C, consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.

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