There’s two types of people. The ones who thinks too much pepper makes a dish spicy and the ones who need literal tears to form when eating a meal. Besides adding spice and flavor, spices packs a lot of healthy vitamins and minerals. And it’s about time you start adding more spices into your meals.For flavor and for health.
What is a spice?
Okay, we all know what a spice is. It’s that magic you sprinkle on top of your food to create a flavor explosion. Spices are vegetable substances in whole, ground, or broken form. Vegetables such as onions and garlic would also classify as a spice since it adds flavor to a dish.
Healthiest spices in the world
The gold of spices turmeric does not only give a yellow stain to literally anything it touches but it’s also packed with antioxidants and fights inflammation. What makes turmeric so great is the substance curcumin. Turmeric has a subtle taste and when mixed in curries and stews together with other flavors you can barely taste it all. Make sure to add black pepper together with turmeric for better absorption of curcumin in the body.
Being in the chili pepper family. Cayenne pepper packs a lot of spice and also the substance capsaicin. This substance helps decrease pain, both internal and external. A lot of pain relief creams contain capsaicin, and when eaten it can help reduce joint and nerve pain.
The perfect companion to your bun, the missing piece to your apple pie, and the flavor that makes up Christmas. Cinnamon isn’t only sweet, tasty, and acts as a fun challenge but it’s also a miracle spice for heart health. This jolly spices keeps blood sugars in place and lowers blood pressure by regulating LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).
Cinnamon also has the rep of being a diabetic’s best friend, as it controls insulin levels and blood sugar. Of course, we can all enjoy these delicious benefits of cinnamon.
Ginger shots are not trendy for nothing. Even though ginger shots are watered down with apple juice and other shit, the ginger itself provides a lot of healthy benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory, helps with headaches and nausea, lowers blood sugars, and some cases claim that it can slow down the growth of cancer cells. This still needs more research, but hey, still worth a mention right?
Keeps the vampires at bay and any form of human interaction because of the lovely smell. Besides the vamp scare and the bad breath, garlic is a very healthy spice. Let’s call it spice since we usually add it for flavor. Garlic is great for improving your immune system, lower blood pressure, and packs a lot of antioxidants. Some people can experience allergies or intolerance towards garlic, but if you’re not one of them go crazy!