Spice up your life! (literally, with spices)

Spice Girls are probably not singing about spices in “Spice Up your Life,” but you can bet that spices — red chili, nutmeg, oregano, thyme, etc., make a big difference in enhancing the flavors of life.

Spices do more than add flavor to foods, they stimulate the senses (smell, taste), serve as aphrodisiacs, and much more. From Psychology Today, spices and their health benefits. (“The Spice of Life.” Psychology Today Nov. 2012: 48-49. Print.)

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  • Cayenne Pepper burns body fat
  • Garlic lowers the risk of cancer
  • Ginger increase blood circulation; reduces pain and swelling associated with arthritis
  • Oregano fights infections (has four times the antioxidants of blueberries)
  • Parsley prevents buildup in the arteries
  • Rosemary increases the speed of working memory 
  • Saffron helps fight moderate Alzheimer’s disease
  • Turmeric decreases risk of Parkinson’s disease

 

One thought on “Spice up your life! (literally, with spices)

  1. Maurice Chon

    I’m gonna mix together all the spices in my pastry to create the ultimate health spice – spiceology.

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