It turns out that spices can do a lot more than add pizzazz to your cooking...
Modern science has finally started uncovering the remarkable power of spices as weapons against illness, from blood sugar stabilisation to cancer prevention.
Read on for three healing spices that don't only taste good, but offer your health a host of benefits, too!
Three spices to super-healing properties
In America alone, nearly 24 million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
, while 57 million may be at risk. Luckily, cinnamon offers natural blood sugar
support to diabetes
sufferers and those who are at risk of the blood sugar
disorder. According to one study, cinnamon may reduce blood glucose levels by as much as 29%. Researchers suggested that it may help regulate blood sugar by helping insulin to work better. Shake cinnamon on your morning latte, oatmeal or fresh fruit. You can even add a pinch to chilli.
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and inflammatory bowel disease are two very serious conditions that affect two million Americans. According to research, turmeric – the bright yellow spice that’s found in curry powder and commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking – may help prevent both of them. Turmeric is delicious in stir-fry and soup. If you enjoy a spicy drink, mix a quarter-teaspoon of turmeric into a mug of hot tea with a teaspoon of honey and sip.
#3: Cayenne pepper
Studies show that capsaicin, the main ingredient in cayenne pepper, may help amp up your metabolism as well as relieve an overactive bladder. You can use this spice in a variety of dishes, from dips and spaghetti sauces, to soups and pizzas. Almost anything that could use a little – and super-healthy – kick!
Make sure you have these three healing spices in your spice rack!
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