Spices not only add flavor to your food, they also add great health benefits as well.. There are so many it is hard to decide which ones to talk about first . I love to add fresh herbs to dishes to give more flavor and sometimes as a great garnish, but they also can have great health benefits. Turmeric ( Curcumin)
Found in foods from Southeast Asia , India, and Mexico. Great when added to lentils or legumes.
Anti inflammatory Enhance cancer fighting compounds
Joint health Helps fight cancer formation
Overall health Promotes liver detoxification
Cayenne and red chili peppers
Cayenne peppers are found in many types of foods. It is most common in Cajun, Spanish, Mexican, Creole, and Thai. To give your hot chocolate a kick just add a dash of cayenne pepper.
digestion- reduces symptoms of indigestion
infections- stimulates sinuses which causes mucus to thin, helps the common cold or sinus infection
heart health- helps prevent blood clots
weight control- stimulates fat burning for energy