12 Healing Spices and
8 Flavor Combos

12 Spice Mashup for Quick and Yummy Meals

Ingredient 101

Stephanie Kanoeola Megumi Wong

Spices add more than flavor. They can do things like sooth your belly, stimulate circulation, or even help regulate your blood sugar. But how do you use them and how many do you really need?

While you can definitely serve-up some pretty delicious meals with just salt, pepper, and a lemon, you may have a desire to cook an ethnic dish (like Indian or Vietnamese) or even grill up an easy spice-rubbed steak.

To ease the guessing game when you are slammed with time, check-out these twelve must-stock spices, their healing powers, and a FREE DOWNLOAD for 8 Easy Spice Combos.

Anise / Start Anise
Soothes the belly and is great for digestive tract issues (i.e. bloating, gas, constipation, or common stomach aches).

Cayenne
Stimulates circulation, boosts the immune system, and is a great anti-inflammatory agent for arthritis, joint pain, and migraine symptoms.

Chili Powder
Contains many anti-inflammatory properties to help with joint aches and pains, and is also recognized for speeding up your metabolism.

Cinnamon
Regulates blood sugar, improves energy, helps with digestion, and is a great additive for those suffering with menstrual pain.

Cumin
Relieves gas, soothes the body to induce a sound sleep, and supports a healthy digestive tract.

Coriander
Protects against urinary tract infections, lowers blood sugar, aids in digestion, and relieves intestinal gas.

Garlic Powder
Regulates blood pressure, contains anti-cancer properties, and strengthens body’s defences against allergies.

Mustard
Stimulates blood circulation, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and is widely known to have laxative effects.

Oregano
Contains strong anti-bacterial properties and a higher percentage of antioxidants than some fruits and vegetables.

Paprika
Regulates blood sugar, contains antibacterial properties, and contains a significant amount of Vitamin C.

Thyme
Soothes the lungs (or respiratory system) and has shown to help folks suffering from asthma, common cold coughs, and bronchitis.

Turmeric
Naturally detoxes the liver, a potent anti-inflammatory, and contains many anti-cancer properties for prostate cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.

Sources: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, Care 2, and Health Diaries


 

Download the 8 Easy Spice Combo guide
and hang it on your refrigerator (it’s free)!

 

 

 

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Thanks for reading! My name is Stephanie Wong and I am a certified holistic health & nutrition coach, home-grown natural food cook, lover of all things ginger, and a strong believer that strength is beauty. [read more...]

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