6 Spices that are Worth Consuming for Better Health.

Spices and herbs are known to us as the taste booster. It helps enhancing the taste of every food that you want to spice up. If you want extra, then add extra pinch of spices. Spices and herbs are either added while the food is being cooked or added after the food is made for seasoning. Well that’s what most of us know about spices and herbs. The spice jars lay in corner of houses least knowing the fact about its benefits. Spices are made of plants. Flowers, seeds, fruits, barks and roots that’s where the spices generally come from.

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Some spices contain antibacterial and antiviral properties while most herbs are rich in antioxidants that aids in fighting diseases. So let’s have a look at 6 well known spices that are worth consuming for better health.

1. Turmeric

Turmeric is another spice known for its taste enhancer. It’s full of health benefits that are good for face and skin. Turmeric contains curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It neutralises free radicals and boosts brain hormones BDNF.  Turmeric is also beneficial for the treatment of Alzheimer disease and cancer.

2. Paprika

Paprika is not only that added tint to your food, but it also has health benefits. The delicious paprika when mixed with cooked vegetables or non-vegetarian dishes, pasta, rice, fish etc. Not only adds extra flavour but also serves us numerous healthy benefits. Paprika contains carotenoids and Vitamin A which prevents body from any cellular damage that can lead to cardiovascular disease and arthritis.

3. Basil

Basil is used in many Italian dishes mainly. But it’s also used in cuisines in almost all the country as a scented herb. Basil in reality has numerous health benefits other than just boosting the flavour. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Also, it aids in reducing the oxidative stress. Basil also helps in reducing swelling and inflammation.

4. Oregano

The first name which comes in mind for seasoning is probably oregano. The herb is used in plenty of dishes and also used for seasoning. Oregano can help treat cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis. Oregano is good for healing and preventing heart disease, fights against allergies, clears dandruff and acne. Oregano is also helpful for menstrual cramps.

5. Rosemary

It’s an add-on to dishes and it makes it more delicious. Season it with potato wedges, or add it in sandwich to give that extra flavour to cheese, it always makes your food better. It also betters your health. Rosemary has anti-carcinogenic properties which boosts immunity. It also has helpful properties like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary acts as a natural breath freshener and improves the oral health as well. It also boosts the production of red blood cells stimulating the movement of nutrients and oxygen.

6. Cinnamon

Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon buns, cinnamon bars and the list is endless when the cinnamon is the main spice used. Cinnamon contains high source of antioxidants, which helps to reduce free radical damage. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties.  Cinnamon is also beneficial for preventing Type 2 Diabetes. 


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Baba

12 Dec 2017 09:38 PM

Nice Post. Amazing Knowledge

abdellah

30 Dec 2017 08:58 PM

thanks


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