All the wonderful health benefits of herbs and spices sit in your pantry and so I decided to research and compile a small list of all the benefits you are gaining (and myself) in your everyday cooking.
Cinnamon: Good source of calcium and fiber; it’s scent boosts brain function; it assists in blood sugar control and contains anti-clotting properties
Ginger: Gastrointestinal relief; it is safe and effective relief of nausea and vomiting for pregnant women; it is an anti-inflammatory; immune booster and induces death of ovarian cancer cells
Coriander: It lowers cholesterol; contains anti -inflammatory properties and controls blood sugar levels
Black Pepper: Improves digestion and promotes intestinal health
Turmeric: It contains anti-inflammatory properties; it is an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease; it provides relief for Rheumatoid arthritis; cancer prevention; improves liver function; provides cardiovascular protection; lowers cholesterol; protects against Alzheimer’s disease
Basil: It contains anti-bacterial properties; anti-inflammatory; it contains nutrients for cardiovascular health; it is an excellent source of vitamin k, manganese, vitamin c, calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids
Himalayan Pink Salt: This is a healthier alternative to iodized table salt for those of you that absolutely cannot do without salt in your food. It contains about 64 essential minerals; it supports weight loss and detox and balances hormones; lowers blood pressure; it balances the body’s alkaline and acidity levels and it promotes health of the arteries
There are plenty of small ways in which you can better your own state of health and what is fantastic about herbs and spices is that they are a great addition to your cooking adding flavour and health benefits on the side too. Being healthy made easy.