5 spices with antioxidant power (part 1)
*In the past, spices were the privilege of the rich. They paid with silk and gold for these aromatic herbs.
*Over time, these herbs became available to everyone, thus some of them became the trademark of national cuisines. Spices began to make national and regional cuisines recognizable.
*Many of the spices contain high level of antioxidants which help neutralize the bad effects from free radicals.
*According to ORAC ( measure of antioxidant properties of food and dietary supplements, the spices take the top 10 of the list of food with the most antioxidants, before fruit, vegetables and nuts.
*Spices should be present in our kitchen every day, and if used properly, they are very healing.
1.Turmeric has a significant
* antibacterial and
* anti carcinogenic effect, which makes the therapy effective and prevents malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, and other chronic diseases.
Despite curcumin, which is its absolute virtue, turmeric also contains a lot of
vitamins, such as
*folic acid and
*minerals such as
10 good reasons why you should put turmeric on your daily menu:
1.It possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it is useful for disinfecting wounds and burns.
2.It has anti carcinogenic effect, thus it is prevents and inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells.
3.It cleans the liver in a natural way.
4.It can slow down or stop the development of Alzheimer’s disease (it destroys sedimentary amyloidosis in the brain).
5.It is a natural cure for pain.
6.It regulates the metabolism and contributes to losing weight.
7.It has long been used as a medicine for depression in the Chinese traditional medicine.
8.It is a medicine for arthritis and rheumatism.
9.Speeds up wound healing and helps injured skin recover quickly.
10.Helps in treating psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin diseases.
2. Cardamom is used as a spice in food and in drinks .
*In spite of its use in the cuisine, it has a great medical significance because of its ingredients which have antioxidant properties and disease prevention capacity.
*According to Ajurveda, cardamom is effective in improving digestion, helps people who suffer from abdominal cramps, bloating and gas.
*Cardamom helps the body cleanse with its detoxifying abilities.
*It is considered a good remedy against general weakness.
*It is used for treating infections of the urinary tract.
*Cardamom is a great source of minerals, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
*It is also a great source of manganese and iron.
*It is rich in vitamins such as riboflavin B2, niacin B3 and vitamin C.