Use good-for-you spices for flavorful yet healthy foods.
Spices and herbs can be great to help us bring out flavor in our foods in healthy ways and decrease reliance on salt or un-healthy condiments. Did you know that they are also weapons against illnesses, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease? You can add them directly to your foods or even get some of them in supplement form in the vitamin aisle.
Here’s some of our favorites:
- Cayenne Pepper – helps relieves aches and soreness, improves circulation and heart health, and helps fight prostate cancer and ulcers
- Chili Peppers (not exactly an herb, but we wanted to include it!) – lowers blood pressure, boosts metabolism
- Cinnamon – reduces inflammation, lowers blood sugar and blood triglyceride levels, alleviates nausea, and increases sensitivity to insulin as an aid in fat burning
- Ginger – treats upset stomachs, gas and bloating, sore throats, and colds in addition to other conditions, such as arthritis and motion sickness
- Sage – helps preserve memory and soothe sore throats
- Turmeric – provides pain relief, is an antioxidant, and contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties
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