It is very well known that spices and herbs have a great many positive healthy qualities. But often we get confused as to how many, how much and which of the ingredients we must use as a supplement to boost our body.
We have zeroed in on three basic but power house spices from your kitchen that can help you stay healthy. It goes without saying that in today’s times of excessive pesticide use, using organic varieties of these spices is the best and only way to go.
Ginger root, which is a staple in every Indian Kitchen can work many wonders.
Ginger has been known for over two thousand years as a medicinal herb effective in treating digestive problems, nausea, hangover and gases. Modern studies have found that it is effective in the treatment of vomiting, protects the gastric mucosa and improves inflammatory conditions.
Turmeric has anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is the magical substance, which gives turmeric its golden color and its many health benefits. Pure extracts of Curcumin are also available in the market these days.
Many studies have revealed that turmeric has low absorption and rapid metabolism. This helps in cleansing your system of toxins and also to help in absorption of nutrients. it is a front runner for fighting infections.
Cinnamon is one of the most versatile spices of all. With its sweet and spicy notes, it is a favourite that can be easily used for a wide variety of preparations. This spice is also very high on antioxidants and can help with heart health, fights diabetes and protects brain function. Read more about its benefits here
It is great as a mouth freshener.
A simple drink can be made using a teaspoon full of each of these ingredients mixed with a cup of hot water. Adding a drop of honey and a squeeze of lime makes it even better. You can use ether the powdered version of the spices or them fresh and grate them as per your requirements.
Other than consuming it as a drink, you can incorporate a pinch of each spice in almost everything you cook. Get creative and think about using more of these ingredients in your salads and even smoothies.
Once a day, right at the start of the day, having a cup of this booster will make your body thankful to you.