Time to turn up your diet with some spices! Did you know that different types of spices can provide different health benefits? Well, not all spices are created equal! Some spices can have a heavy impact on your nutrition, but like all good things they come in moderation. Here are some spices you can incorporate into your meals to fit different needs!
This has shown to help weight stability, relieve nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and ease indigestion, reduce gas, bloating and flatulence. This wonder root has been in health food stores for various reasons for a while and it’s no secret why! Ginger is easy to find and low on your budget as well. If you like to juice, try adding some ginger to your next drink! For a great recipe, click here.
Eating cinnamon can lead to benefits for your heart. According to a recent study from Penn State spotted by news.Health.com, diets rich in spices, like cinnamon and turmeric, help curb the negative effects of downing a fatty meal. They also state cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar and improve better brain function. Not to mention the effects it has on weight loss as well! To easily incorporate cinnamon into your diet, add some to your tea or try some of these recipes here.
Spicy poppers are great for boosting metabolism, increasing energy and aiding in digestion due to the capsaicin in them. For those who like spicy foods, this is great news! The antioxidants found in crushed red pepper give them a strong disease-preventing property. If you need a little advice with understanding how to cook with peppers or what kind of peppers are out there, check out this video. You can use peppers in salsas or other recipes like these, here.
This awesome spice is abundant in health benefits and has been proven in several studies of how it helps everyday people. Some benefits include being an anti-inflammatory. Turmeric is widely popular in India due to it being used in their curries. If you would like more information on the health benefits, check out this video here. For more on how to cook with Turmeric, visit here for more recipe ideas.
Again, remember that all good things come in moderation. If you still have questions about how these spices may affect you and your diet, please consult your doctor.
Let us know what spices work for you in your diet by commenting below!