Super Spices and Herbs

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The health benefits of spices and herbs is amazing!  They are jam packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients and anti inflammatory properties.

Here are a few with the greatest health benefits….

Cinnamon – Cinnamon is one of the most potent healing spices. It can help prevent blood clots, reduce cholesterol, improve blood sugar. Cinnamon is high in fiber, polyphenols, and has awesome antibacterial properties. Cinnamon is so simple to incorporate into your diet…sprinkle away 🙂

Oregano – One teaspoon of Oregano has as much antioxidant content as 3 cups of Broccoli!!  In the world of dried herbs…Oregano ranked among the highest in antioxidants.

Cayenne – Capsaicin…is the miracle ingredient found in Cayenne pepper.  Cayenne has been shown to help with inflammation, relieve congestion and boost your metabolism.

Ginger – Ginger is often used for nausea and indigestion. It has recently been shown to help with inflammation when teamed up with Tumeric.

Turmeric – Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. Curcumin has been shown to have antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti inflammatory and cancer fighting properties.

Cloves – The anti inflammatory Eugenol is contained in Cloves. It has shown to have anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Clove oil can produce a numbing effect as well as providing antibacterial properties.

Fennel Seeds – Fennel is considered an herb and a spice. Fennel has a licorice flavor. Fennel seeds are loaded with antioxidants and also contain fiber, potassium and Vitamin C. The have been shown to boost your immune system, reduce blood pressure and detox. Fennel seeds can reduce cramping, bloating and gas. I used to brew fennel seeds and chamomile water when my kids were young to help relieve colic.

How much do you need to reap the benefits? Jury is still out on that..but more than a dash or sprinkle. If you add a little of this and some of that several times a day…you’ll see the difference. 🙂

Spices and herbs can last awhile if stored properly….dark, dry place in an airtight jar. 😉

Over time they will lose some of their flavor and potency so when you buy them…buy them in amounts that you know you will use in a reasonable amount of time. Ground spices lose their flavor and potency quicker than whole versions.

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