5 spices with antioxidant power (part 1)

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.

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*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

* antioxidant,

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* anti-inflammatory,

* antiviral,

* 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

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*B3,

*folic acid and

*minerals such as

*potassium,

*iron,

*manganese,

*dietary fiber.

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.

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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.

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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 .

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*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.

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*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.

 

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