BOOST YOUR HEALTH WITH SPICES AND HERBS
Reach for the spice rack and spice up your health as well as your food. Almost every day, researchers discover more and more ways that herbs and spices boost health, providing benefits for health concerns from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. The main reason for spices’ healthy shot in the arm is the phytochemicals they contain. Phytochemicals are powerful complex substances that are found in high concentrations in many herbs and spices.
Add liberal amounts of these spices to your food:
CINNAMON – Cinnamon helps the body metabolize glucose and cholesterol, which may protect from heart disease and type 2 diabetes and improve the health of those already stricken with the ailments. Cinnamon may also help in weight loss.
CILANTRO – Like other dark, leafy vegetables, cilantro is high in vitamins A and K as well as beta-carotene. It also contains a natural antibiotic called dodecenal, which was shown in a study to be more effective that a prescription antibiotic at killing the bacteria Salmonella.
GARLIC – Ancient Egyptians used garlic to treat heart disease, and modern science has found it to be a potent antioxidant which lowers lipids and is anti-thrombotic.
GINGER – Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory which combats viral infections, and also soothes queasy stomachs due to motion sickness, morning sickness and post-operative nausea.
PARSLEY – Parsley has high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin that promote eye health as well as large amounts of vitamins A and K. it may be useful in combating cancer, heart disease and allergies.
ROSEMARY – The phytochemicals in rosemary cut the cancer-inducing chemicals formed in meats cooked at high temperatures. It may also aid diabetics and slow aging.
TURMERIC – The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin is an extremely powerful anti-inflammatory substance. It may play a role in combating cancer and reducing the buildup of plaque in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s.
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!!!