Spice Up Your Life
Spices are not just great in food but the health benefits are unbelievable!
Try this easy recipe for allergies:
Mix together a pinch each of ginger, cinnamon, mustard powder and turmeric, with a little raw honey in hot water – it makes for a delightful spicy drink. Add a pinch of sage and thyme if the mucous is yellow or green. Drink this regularly until you feel better.
Using herbs & spices in your food is a great health insurance policy and it boosts your immune system. Research studies show that inflammation (that could cause cancer) can be reduced by herbs such as ginger and turmeric. It is also suggested that these herbs can be more effective than drugs like aspirin.
Herbs and spices are also excellent for cardiovascular health; protecting the heart and arteries as well as protecting against diabetes. Many herbs and spices are very rich in antioxidants and very low in calories.
Ginger: helps in decreasing motion sickness and nausea; therefore excellent for hangovers ;).Ginger has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Pain associated with arthritis and swelling is also decreased when using ginger.
Parsley: this herb helps to pass kidney stones and keeps your arteries healthy.
Cinnamon: Keeps the arteries healthy, help regulate blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol levels. Add this herb to coffee, oats or sweet potato. Cinnamon is also found in Chai tea (a health boosting tea).
Chilli peppers: relieve pain and promotes heart health. Chilli’s also fight prostate cancer and stomach ulcers. And the most important property referring to weight is that it boosts your metabolism that can help you burn extra calories.
Turmeric: help reduce inflammation and can aid in absorption when mixed with black pepper.
Thyme: is antiseptic and antibacterial.
Oregano: is rich in antioxidants and its anti-bacterial properties help fight against bacterial infections.
Garlic: a superhero herb! It has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Research also indicates that garlic can prevent blood clotting