SPICES AROUND THE WORLD
|THE GUIDE TO A HEALTHEIR LIFESTYLE AROUND THE WORLD: SPICES AROUND THE WORLD |
We all know that spices add different flavors to our dishes, but did you know that they also have so many great benefits for your body? Scroll down to read about the different spices that are commonly used around the world, and to learn about all the great benefits they have to offer!
Cumin: promotes digestion, improves blood sugar, and improves cholesterol.
Garlic powder: reduces total cholesterol with long-term intake.
Oregano: high in antioxidants and antibacterial compounds to block E. coli growth; reduces inflammation.
Chili powder: high in Vitamin A for healthy eyes, high in Copper and Iron for new blood cell formation, increased Iron in blood helps with cognitive function and blood flow.
Paprika: A rich source of anti inflammatory agents, paprika helps lower blood pressure and promotes eye health. Paprika promotes healthy digestion by increasing saliva and stomach acids, which help in breaking down food and making nutrients available for energy.
Turmeric: contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can lower risk for heart disease and cancer; also has benefits against depression.
Cardamom: A rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C, calcium, iron, and zinc, this spice promotes heart health, helps in digestion, enhances oral health, helps in diabetes, helps fight depression, fights asthma, prevents blood clots and treats skin infections.
Cumin: rich in Iron; can help weight loss.
Coriander powder: can lower blood sugar, high in antioxidants, has significant benefits for brain and heart health.
Ginger: has anti-inflammatory compounds, can help reduce nausea, may lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Turmeric and curcumin: can reduce serum triglycerides and LDL-C levels in those with a risk for cardiovascular disease.
Basil: can help improve fasting blood sugar. cholesterol, and triglycerides; also known to reduce blood pressure in those with hypertension.
Nutmeg: contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties; also known to increase libido. Cinnamon: can help lower fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol. and triglycerides when used up to 2.5 tsp/day over the course of 6-8 weeks.
Cloves: contain a significant amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals including Vitamin K and Manganese; can also improve liver health.
Black Pepper: can improve brain function and boost absorption of other nutrients; also promotes good gut health.
Variety is the key to overall health! We encourage you to get curious with different spices, fruits and vegetables. It is so fun to learn about their origin and benefits!
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