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
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Healing gurus don't praise turmeric for no good reason. More than just a bright, sunny spice to add flavour to curry dishes, turmeric is in fact commonly used in Unami and Ayurvedic medicinal practices.
Truly one of nature's most powerful healers, turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma long plant, which is part of the ginger family. Because this spice has such incredible anti-inflammatory ... ››› more
With the temperatures shifting from cool to hot, you'll take note of the fluctuations in your body, changes in your mood and flexibility in your joints and muscles.
The temperature changes may also inspire you to get outdoors and go running, hiking or biking!
If achy joints and muscles are standing in the way of your fitness goals, try these two invigorating turmeric remedies!
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Finally! Modern science is now showing that turmeric is an exceptional example of the concept that foods can powerfully support your body's healing processes.
Over the past few decades, we've witnessed intense researched devoted to this "sacred spice". Here are seven of the most amazing benefits it can offer (so be sure to add it to your diet ASAP!)
Seven amazing health benefits of turmeric
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All hail the superpower of turmeric!
For if you didn't know, turmeric and its primary component, curcumin, are profoundly healing. As a potent anti-inflammatory, it's wonderful for managing chronic pain. Turmeric can also be helpful in easing depression, protecting the liver from oxidative stress, lowering blood cholesterol, inhibiting cancer cells, acting as an antimicrobial, and supporting br... ››› more
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It's one of the key ingredients in many Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai dishes and has incredible medicinal value, too.
Here are some of the benefits of using turmeric as a spice, plus how to add more of it to your diet and skincare routine to optimise your health.
Twenty-five health benefits of turmeric
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Are you one of those people who goes running to a doctor every time you get a little gas and indigestion, or when you feel a cold coming on? Likely not. But do you know the remedies that are available to you right in your very own kitchen?
That's right - prepared to be amazed!
Here are four traditional remedies using Ayurvedic spices that can help you with common ailments that tend to pop u... ››› more
Turmeric and ginger are both brilliant anti-inflammatories and will assist with any kind of joint pain. Turmeric in particular has gotten a lot of attention lately. Its active ingredient is something called curcumin, which is a very powerful antioxidant.
In addition, curcumin lowers the levels of 2 enzymes that are responsible for causing inflammation. You can take these in a capsule form, or m... ››› more
What if I could you that you could score healthy, flawless skin using ingredients in your kitchen spice rack? Well, ladies, it's possible! A balanced diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods is key to maintaining a beautiful complexion, says New York-based dietician Lisa Moskovitz.
Read on to learn about four herbs and spices that could be the secret to your best skin ever!
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Shannon Vaughan is the founder of a well-known skincare innovation, called Pursoma, a line of clay detox baths. Pursoma's products aim to “detoxify, rejuvenate and soothe the body from inside out”.
When it comes to skincare, Shannon sure knows what she's talking about. So you can be sure that this incredible coconut turmeric smoothie recipe she shared with The Chalkboard Mag this month is a... ››› more
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