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6 Top Spices to Boost Your Health Daily

Updated on January 8, 2016

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one spice you should add to your lifestyle. Why!!! it contains iron, calcium and fiber. It boosts the cognitive function of your brain. It also great in losing weight, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, managing blood sugar levels and very useful in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It also fights infections and relieve colds and flus.

You can use a teaspoon of cinnamon with a glass of water, cinnamon tea, cinnamon liquid extract, cinnamon bark or cinnamon supplement. OR you can add it to yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, teas and coffee.


Ginger

Ginger is a root and holds many heath benefits. It is rich in B vitamins, Zinc and Vitamin A. It is an antioxidant, which boosts your immune system and warms the body. It also relieves nausea and aids pregnant women with morning sickness and stomach cramps.

There is ground ginger or as ginger root, which can be crushed up and placed in pot of boiling water, to make ginger tea or you can purchase ginger tea bags at your supermarket.

Curry Powder

Studies have shown that curry can prevents Alzheimer’s disease and brings improvement to your memory. It also reduces your cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart attacks. Curry fights against breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer and skin cancer.

Turmeric

This yellow orange spice is a great remedy for inflammation in the joint, tenditis, elbows and knees. It protects the liver against any toxins, fight against bacteria and infection and cancer cells. lt is also lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol levels. It serves as a natural antibiotic for skin conditions, treating cuts and burns.

You can add turmeric to your food like eggs, vegetables, salad, potatoes or take turmeric supplement.



Benefits of Curry & Turmeric

Clove

This spice can treat toothaches and sore gums. It can used as cold remedy for sore throat, colds and respiratory conditions. Ground cloves can be placed in a cup of hot water to make clove tea or be added to your green tea or black teas.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is another great spice, which causes you have better concentration, bring clarity to your brain, alleviates anxiety, stress and depression. Nutmeg Oil is also as a pain reliever and for arthritis.

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      Audrey Baker 4 years ago from Arizona

      My mother uses cinnamon to help manage her diabetes and it works nicely. A coworker recently told me about turmeric so I've been trying to incorporate that one a bit more. This is a good list of beneficial spices.

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      Janellegems 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you.

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      Jonathan 2 years ago

      Hello! I stumbled upon this site and deiecdd to make this for dinner as I had a mountain of kale to use! I cheated and used chickpeas instead of kidney beans, added basil and coriander and extra garlic. Oh and I also added a capsicum chopped into chunky pieces (red bell pepper for you Americans) in place of the mushrooms.it turned out awesome! Looks beautiful and tastes even better I have packed a heap of it away in the freezer for future lunches and will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

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