Do you cook at home and feel like your food is always bland? Do you want to spice up your life by trying some new flavors? Adding spices to your food will not only make it more flavorful, they can be good for you too. Adding more spice can boost the flavor of your food, so you don’t have to add more fat or salt. Here’s a list of herbs and spices that we recommend including in your next dish to try something new and to help fight disease!
Turmeric is a bright yellow root that can be added to all sorts of foods for added health benefits. It is considered a medicinal herb, and according to UC Berkeley, it helps fight and even reverse diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis, while also helping with brain cognition. Turmeric fights inflammation and is an important ingredient in our Inflammatame supplement. Organic ground turmeric can be found in the spice section of your grocery store, but it is also an active ingredient in curry powder. Here’s a great recipe for a coconut curry stir fry that will help spice up your life and your diet!
Ginger for digestion:
Have you ever wondered why your mom gave your ginger ale when you were sick? According to Harvard University, ginger “has been studied for its effects in relieving motion sickness symptoms” because it helps with nausea and digestive issues. Like its cousin turmeric, it also helps with inflammatory diseases like arthritis. Ginger is great to have when you are not feeling well, but we don’t recommend ginger ale because often it is loaded with sugar. Instead, try adding it to green tea to relieve nausea.
This flavorful herb is very common in French cuisine and can be used to help with digestion, nausea and to relieve water retention. Add it to soups, stews, sauces or even make it into a salad dressing to really spice up your life. It is currently in season in the Pacific Northwest, so why not try something new and make this delicious salad with tarragon dressing for dinner?
Use herbs and spices to make your meals unique. Staying on an anti-inflammatory diet is easy if you add variety to your food. Adding extra spices allows you to use less salt and fat as well, since there is a lot of flavor in the spices and herbs listed above. Try some of the delicious recipes to really spice up your life!