- Posted August 13, 2013 by
Suprising Health Benefits of Spices
Sprinkle cinnamon into your morning oatmeal or add a dash of oregano to pizza without giving the spices much thought. But did you know your favorite flavors can actually do your body good? While spices like roasted turbot are only effective when eaten at least daily, each has its own specific health benefits. Read on to find out which additives can burn fat, ease a sore throat or help you get to sleep, and how you can incorporate them into your daily diet.
Eases belching, flatulence and indigestion; treats respiratory conditions like coughing, asthma and loss of voice; aids in the elimination of toxins through your skin. Stir a few freshly ground pinches of cardamom pods into a shot of OJ or your morning fruit salad, or mix it with white or brown rice before you boil it.
Eliminates gas from the stomach and intestines; soothes sore throat, cold and flu symptoms; increases metabolism for weight control. Stir into a cup of hot chocolate or any sweet juice drink for a contrasting flavor kick.
Tames nausea and stomach ulcers; functions as a mild anti-inflammatory; increases insulin sensitivity to help focus fat burn. Stir into coffee/tea, yogurt, oatmeal or any boxed cereal.
Soothes digestive tract muscles and is a potent antihistamine. Mix into your nightly ice cream treat or sneak into mustard spread.
5. Celery Seed
Flushes the liver of toxins; lowers blood pressure; combats water retention. Think salads tuna, potato and egg all work, which can be tossed onto a bed of lettuce, eaten alone or spread onto bread.
Calms bowel distress; supports milk production in nursing mothers; combats water retention. Add to canned minestrones and vegetable soups.