Add a Little Spice to Your Life
Looking for ways to improve your health? Dieting a hassle? No time to exercise? There are ways to start improving your health that take little effort and do not require a drastic change in lifestyle or eating habits. Simply adding spices and herbs to the food you already eat can have a great impact on your health.
Spices such as garlic and cinnamon have been proven to lower cholesterol levels by as much as 30%. Ginger and cayenne can reduce inflammation in people suffering from arthritis.
Mustard seed has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and has been used for centuries as a chest plaster to aid in reducing congestion. These are just a few of the health qualities that these spices and herbs possess.
Adding a few extra ingredients to your recipe can improve its health benefits. Most are not overpowering in taste. These spices are all natural, contain no calories, and are readily available at your local grocer.
Sprinkle a little sage over your next pasta meal and take advantage of its brain enhancing qualities. Grill chili peppers, add them to your next dish and enjoy their ability to help you burn fat. The possibilities are endless.
These spices and herbs can also be used as a substitute for flavorings that have ill effects on your health, such as salt and sugar, without sacrificing taste. Some herbs produce their own oils when heated and can be used to aid in the cooking process and eliminate the need for the processed oils generally used.
As with any change in diet, it is best to first check with your health care professional. People dealing with certain health issues are urged to refrain from consuming certain foods. The better informed you are about the health benefits of these spices, the better your ability to use their benefits to your advantage.
There are many sites online that will help you better understand the health qualities of spices and herbs, and how easy it is to enjoy the benefits they possess.
Healthy eating is the fastest way to improve your health, but eating healthy does not have to be just omitting certain foods from your diet. Adding the health qualities of these spices and herbs can be a great way to start. It is so easy and takes little effort.
The anti-oxidant powers of a few of these spices, like oregano, can help rid your body of the toxins introduced by the everyday foods you eat.
Health and wellness is on the mind of so many. It does not have to be hard to put yourself on the right track to a healthier you. Even if you are already doing all the right things; diet, exercise, etc... Adding spices and herbs to your existing regiment will increase the effort you already put forth. So, add a little spice to your life, and start seeing and feeling the difference it can have on your health today.