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8 Healthiest Herbs and Spices

 
Date Posted: October 22, 2015
 

 
 
 

 Adding herbs and spices to your cooking not only improves the flavour, it can give a bit nutritional and health boost as well. Here is our list of the healthiest and what they can do for you:

 

Turmeric

  • The curcumin compound in this spice has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Curcumin may help stop cancer from spreading
  • It may help prevent type 2 diabetes
  • It can relieve arthritis pain
  • Relieves dental pain

 

Ginger

  • Reduces nausea from morning sickness, motion sickness, or chemotherapy
  • Contains inflammation fighting gingerols which can reduce arthritis pain or pain associated with exercise
  • Relieves the symptoms of colds

 

Chile Pepper

  • The capsaicin in dried chile peppers may reduce the risk of some cancers, including prostate, colon, and skin cancers.
  • Can relieve sore muscles and arthritis pain when used topically
  • Helps people eat fewer calories

 

Sage

  • Helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Helps reduce the risk of heart disease
  • May improve mood, memory, attention, and mental performance
  • Sage oil is an effective natural disinfectant

 

Garlic

  • May help reduce blood pressure
  • Destroys cancer cells and may help disrupt the metabolism of tumor cells
  • Boosts the body’s supply of the antioxidant hydrogen sulfide

 

Cinnamon

  • Contains iron, calcium, and manganese
  • Full of antioxidants
  • May help the body fight Type 2 diabetes by controlling blood glucose levels and blood pressure
  • Compounds found in cinnamon may help fight Alzheimer’s

 

Nutmeg

  • This spice has antibacterial compounds that may help fight listeria, E. coli, and salmonella
  • Cuts plaque formation and eradicates cavity producing microbes on the teeth
  • Can relieve indigestion and gas

 

Cumin

  • This spice is a good source of iron
  • It contains anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants
  • May help stop the growth of tumors
  • May lower blood glucose levels
 

 

 
 
 

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