There is an art to adding spices to your meals and knowing what each spice does to enhance your digestion. Most spices are very strong and potent so a little goes a long way. Have fun with spices, don’t be afraid to experiment and blend the flavors together. Unlike baking where you have to measure correctly to have the best results, in cooking you can be creative. Here are some of my favorite spices that I try to use daily in cooking:
Cinnamon ~ Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors.
Cumin ~ It is a good source of iron and magnesium. It aids digestion and has diuretic qualities.
Ginger ~ It is used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold. It also aids in digestion and inflammation. It also makes a great tea when added to hot water.
Oregano ~ It contains high amounts of Omega-3s, Iron, Manganese, and antioxidants. It has anti-bacterial properties as well as anti- inflammatory properties.
Turmeric ~ It is loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. It s a natural anti-inflammatory.
By adding spices to your meals, your digestion is enhanced which results in overall health and well being.