Cinnamon: Lowers blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL ( bad cholesterol). It is a common ingredient in toothpastes, tooth washes and gums. Add cinnamon to your milk and as an ingredient to your baked goods. It is delicious as well.
Paprika: Has an antioxidant effect, and lowers the risk of cancer. Is best on your steaks and popcorn.
Ginger: Best spice to treat nausea caused by travel sickness, and also relieves pain and helps in treating flatulence (bloating).
A lemon and ginger mix drink helps you to sleep better and works as a relaxation remedy.
Recipe for lemon and ginger drink:
2 whole lemons
1 handful Ginger, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 liters of boiled water
Place lemons, ginger and sugar in a heatproof jug. Pour over the boiled water and wait until it cools to room temperature. Refrigerate until cold. Put plenty of ice and a few mint leaves in each glass before serving.
Garlic: has natural antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antiviral. Moreover, the knobs and cloves of garlic contain high levels of sulfur, flavonoids, and selenium. Hence, garlic does help in cancer prevention, and you should consume one to two cloves weekly. Add it to your salads dressings, and to your cooked meats, chicken and fish.
Cumin: Good source of iron, manganese. It helps in digestion and decreases bloating. Add it to your steamed rice.
Chili powder: A basic spice in Indian cuisine. It destroys body toxins, acts as a pain killer in muscle spasms. Also, it relieves throat infections. Add it to your steaks, rice or even salads.
Not only do spices introduce flavor to your food, but they also are very good to your health.
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