Healthy food shouldn’t be bland! There are better ways to add delicious flavor than deep frying food or packing it full of sugar. One of the best ways to add taste is with fresh herbs and spices. These will add flavor and provide a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties.
Spices have been used as home remedies across the world for centuries. You can use them to brew teas, flavor meat, make sauces, and more. Check out these 7 nutritious spices with amazing health benefits.
1. Ceylon Cinnamon
Although real Ceylon cinnamon can be hard to find, it’s definitely worth the search. This cinnamon has a variety of amazing health benefits, including lowering your blood sugar and contributing to good heart health. Cinnamon is incredibly easy to incorporate into your everyday diet, which makes it more likely that you’ll reap the benefits. Try adding it into your morning coffee or sprinkling it over a bowl of oatmeal. You can also try making cinnamon flavored roasted nuts at home. Spice up your diet with: Apple Cinnamon Streussel Cake, Slow Cooker Cinnamon and Pecan Bread Pudding, Slow Cooker Cinnamon and Honey Nuts, or Cinnamon Spiced Coffee.
Ginger is used to treat upset stomachs. It relaxes your intestinal tract and acts as an anti-inflammatory, relieving stomach aches, nausea, and vomiting. Ginger is also incredibly versatile. One great way to use it as a natural remedy is to brew ginger tea. It can also be used in salads, desserts, or grated over oatmeal. Try Garlic Ginger Green Beans.
Turmeric is another spice that can be used to treat stomach issues. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the digestive system. It can be used to treat menstrual cramps, jaundice, and even inflammatory bowel disease. Recent studies show that it can also aid in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and cystic fibrosis. Our Spicy Potato and Chickpea Stew and Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes are fabulous ways to enjoy this benefits of this spice.