HEALTHY HERBS AND SPICES
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
One way to enhance and optimize health is the use of herbs and spices - unprocessed and organic, of course. Organic herbs and spices come from wholesome plants, roots, leaves, nuts and seeds. Herbs and spices are very dense in vitamins and minerals. In addition, they are thermogenic, meaning they naturally boost your metabolism to help you burn calories. You feel satisfied more easily, so you eat less. Due to their nutrient-dense status, herbs and spices promote a healthy immune system by flooding your body with antioxidants often more potent than many fruits and vegetables.
Love Those Antioxidants
Oxidation by free radicals can damage cells and organs - and thus impact your aging process. Antioxidants are also key nutrients in:
- Supporting your memory function
- Promoting your heart health
- Boosting your immune system
- Helping to protect your cells from free radical damage
- Scavenging the hydroxyl radical – considered by many to be the most reactive of all oxidants
- Help neutralize substances that can cause cellular stress
- Maintain your cells' integrity when threatened by occasional environmental stressors
- Provide the support your cells need against excessive oxidation and free radicals
A Short List Of Some Of The More Important Herbs And Spices
- May lower blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. Aim for one-fourth to one-half teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day.
- Appears to stop gene mutations and may help prevent damage to the blood vessels that raise heart attack risk.
- A natural antibiotic and antioxidant.
- Contains capsaicin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to help cell regeneration
- Can decrease motion sickness and nausea; may also relieve pain and swelling associated with arthritis.
- A USDA study found that oregano has the highest antioxidant activity of 27 fresh culinary herbs.
- It contains quercetin, a nutrient that helps to prevent allergies. Allspice also helps to provide relief from indigestion
- It contains medicinal properties that help to relieve congestion from allergies, colds, and flu. It has also been used to treat digestive problems
- It is antimicrobial. It is used to settle upset stomachs in Latin American herbal healing traditions.
- This very special spice provides these whole-body benefits:
- Supports your healthy joint function
- Promotes your radiant skin
- Helps improve your digestion
- Turmeric contains curcumin that can potentially benefit you by:
- Helping you maintain your healthy digestive system
- Supporting your healthy bones, joints, and overall skeletal system
- Helping you maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range
- Promoting your healthy blood and liver functions
- In India turmeric is used to:
- Cleanse your skin and maintain its elasticity
- Provide nourishment to your skin
- Balance the effects of skin flora
- Turmeric is also recognized as an adaptogen – helping to support your body against stress and providing immune system support.*