Spice it up! Go beyond “good” salt and pepper when seasoning your favorite dishes and learn to incorporate these flavorful and healing herbs and spices…
Cinnamon – some research suggests it can lower blood sugar in diabetic patients. Try adding some cinnamon to your oatmeal or sprinkle some in your coffee – yes, your coffee!
Garlic – can be beneficial with many heart health problems, high blood pressure as well as cancer prevention. Add garlic to veggie dishes, dips, sauces, ethnic dishes, soups and more!
Ginger – is a good nausea remedy for pregnancy related illness, upset stomach or motion sickness. Add to Asian stir fry dishes or make your own hot ginger tea.
Mint – tummy trouble? Mint to the rescue! Mind soothes digestive problems. Add to a fruit salad or steep some homemade mint tea.
Oregano – has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help with some illnesses and infections including respiratory issues. Add to homemade pizzas or pasta sauces.
Rosemary – also helps with digestive problems, more specifically heartburn and liver issues. Add to potato dishes or vegetable omelets.
Thyme – full of antioxidants that boost overall health and can help prevent inflammation and cancer. I apply this healing herb liberally to “Hubby’s Favorite Friday Night Chicken” and you can too! Also add to homemade soups.
Turmeric – a super anti-inflammatory turmeric can be used to help treat a number of issues including arthritis, stomach pain, bloating, liver problems, depression, and skin problems. Add to chicken, seafood, or rice dishes – I also sprinkle it into my oatmeal.
Happy cooking…happier eating!