We all know we should be eating whole foods, taking supplements, exercising and drinking water to be as healthy as possible. What we may not realize is that spices/herbs have been around for many years and are full of exceptional health benefits when added to our health plan.
Before there were a variety of medications and medical treatments, spices were used to treat and prevent many health issues. India, where many spices originated from, used them even 3,000 years ago! The well-known eighth-century king, Charlemagne said, “Spices, the friend of physicians and the pride of cooks.” It goes to show that spices were a natural part of meals, but also known to be a powerful medicine.
Whether you are struggling with low energy, allergies, digestive issues or pain, there are spices that may help to reduce the symptoms when consumed. If you want to prevent heart-disease, cancer and other common health issues, spices may be a good option.
There are many types of spices and they contain phytonutrients such as curcumin, which has anti-cancer properties; capsaicin, which reduces arthritis symptoms; and anethole which relieves menstrual cramps.
Here you will learn more about a few spices, which you may already have in your pantry. It’s recommended to clean out your spice cabinet and dispose of any expired bottles. Purchase organic items whenever possible. You will also be given a recipe often used in India to incorporate some of the most beneficial spices for your health.