Some will say that spices worth a lot more than gold (metaphorically speaking). Various cultures and civilization throughout time defined their ways of food processing with spices. Spices were one, and still are, the main trading good among countries and continents. We cannot imagine a good cooking without spices. It is great to know that spices contain one of the best combinations – extraordinary taste and healthy nutrition. Here are some of the best spices in the world which, along with their taste, bring their healthy nutrients with them.
Cumin spice is a great fighter against stomach ulcer, or to be precise – a Heliocobacter pylory bacteria. They are a great source of iron and help lower the glucose levels in the body. Black cumin, also known as nigella sativa, is very effective against arthritis; it reduces inflammation.
Cinnamon contains calcium, iron, fiber and manganese. It also contains substances which are very effective in protecting cells from radicals (substances inside the body that destroy cells). Cinnamon can regulate the blood glucose, blood pressure, reduce HbA1cm diastolic blood pressure and systolic blood pressure.
Cinnamon is known for acting like a “sweet tooth”. A lot of people use it as an exchange for sugar in coffee or tea.
Capsaicin is able to reduce pain and make you fit in your tight clothes. This comes from the capsaicin’s capability of reducing appetite and suppressing body fat accumulation. But don’t think that you can change your entire workout program with Capsaicin; they help not do all the work of weight loss.
The antioxidants in the Oregano fight against many bacteria in the body. Carvacrol, a phytochemical which is in the Oregano, has shown some antibacterial specifications.
Zingerone and Shogaol, are the two phytochemicals in Ginger Spice which possess anti0inflammatory and anti-tussive properties. They are great easer of cold or flu congestions and coughs.
The risk of Cancer is lower with the consumption of Rosemary. It has the ability to interfere with candidiasis growth; it possesses antibacterial and antifungal activity; and it is a spice full of antioxidants.