10 spices of health

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The spices of health. Spices are really precious allies, not only in the kitchen, to flavor our dishes, but in everyday life, for the protection of health and for the prevention of diseases. Some spices, more than others, are rich in beneficial properties capable of strengthening our immune system and regulating cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Let's enrich our life with a touch of cinnamon, turmeric, ginger ... and more!



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Le spices, are really precious allies, not only in the kitchen, to flavor our dishes, but in everyday life, for the protection of health and for prevention of diseases. Some spices, more than others, are rich in beneficial properties capable of strengthening our immune system and regulating the levels of cholesterol and blood sugars.

Let's enrich our life with a touch of cinnamon, turmeric, ginger ... and more!

Index

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice of oriental origin, with marvelous properties to say the least. Recent studies have highlighted its usefulness for the prevention of 2 type diabetes and to protect the body from infections. Turmeric, in fact, strengthens the immune system. It also has anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and antioxidant properties

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Ginger

The virtues of ginger are nothing short of extraordinary. Ginger promotes digestion and helps the body to purify itself. It is perfect for the preparation of herbal teas to be taken for the treatment and prevention of sore throat, cold and flu. Scientific studies have shown its effectiveness as painkiller in case of arthritis. It also helps to reduce cellulite, swelling and watery stagnation, rightfully entering among the fat-burning spices, as well as healthy.

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Chilli

Chilli stimulates the metabolism and digestion. Its beneficial effects are above all purifying. A pinch of hot pepper helps to promote blood circulation and keep blood sugar levels under control. A particular variety of chilli, the cayenne pepper, is renowned for its ability to control cholesterol and for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect.



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nutmeg

Nutmeg is a usually underestimated spice. It is interesting to know that nutmeg is used in homeopathy. For example, it is useful in the case of low pressure and rheumatism. It is also used for diseases that affect the bronchi and for digestive problems. The beneficial properties of nutmeg are guaranteed by the precious essential oils it contains. It must not be taken in too excessive quantities, being a real medicinal food.

Cumin

Cumin is one of the main health spices inAyurveda, traditional Indian medicine. It is rich in iron and is suitable for the winter season, due to its heating power. It is effective in reducing the cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It is considered effective for improving the immune response and counteracting theOsteoporosis.

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Cloves

Cloves are believed to be beneficial in natural medicine for relieving pain related to arthritis. In fact, they contain a substance capable of interrupting the processes of a protein complex that has been related to the onset of inflammatory disorders, such asarthritis itself. I'm a natural antibacterial suitable for the preparation of infusions to be obtained by decoction and to be used as a mouthwash. The infusion must be filtered and allowed to cool before being used.

Cardamom

Cardamom is the third rarest spice in the world, after saffron and vanilla. So let's learn to use it sparingly, as if it were a real medicine. It can be used, for example, to flavor coffee. Cardamom is useful in case of cough e cold, for all inflammations of the airways and to promote weight loss. Stimulates the metabolism. Cardamom seeds can be chewed or used in the preparation of herbal teas.



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Cinnamon

The reasons for adding a pinch of cinnamon in our diet and in the preparation of herbal teas are as numerous as its beneficial properties. Cinnamon regulates blood sugars, reduces the pain caused byarthritis, improves memory, is a valuable ally against colds and sore throats. Finally, ownership was attributed to it cancer.

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Curry

One of the main spices contained in curry is turmeric. It is an Indian mix now used all over the world to flavor spices. In curry the turmeric It is accompanied by ginger e black pepper, two foods that enhance their beneficial properties. It may also contain cumin, cardamom and cloves, as well as saffron, a truly healthy set of spices.

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Star anise

Star anise is considered a real one natural antibiotic. A essential oil used in medicine and herbal medicine for the preparation of drugs and natural remedies. It is an antioxidant and an antifungal. Effectively counteracts the presence of viruses and bacteria. It is used for the preparation of liqueurs, spice mixes and sweets.

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