Not only do herbs and spices add tons of extra flavor to our foods, they also boost the natural antioxidants, phytonutrients, and anti-inflammatory power of the food itself. You can now lose those unwanted pounds and regain your energy, mobility, and vitality the tasty way!
1. Arrowroot Flour
Arrowroot can be used in making hot sauces, puddings, jellies, beef tea, biscuits, cakes, milk, or the veal broth found in noodles. It is also a easily digestible food if you have dietary restrictions.
Basil is a fresh herb that is commonly used in cooking recipes. It is usually added as a last minute touch up to restore the flavors of your food when cooking. You will see basil in foods like the Italian oil-and-herb sauce pesto.
3. Bay Leaf
Bay leaves are used in many of the seafood, soups, meats, stews, and vegetable dishes you find in European cuisines. You will also find it in biryaniand other rich, spicy dishes.
Cinnamon is a small tree that grows in Egypt, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Indonesia. One of the main benefits of cinnamon is that not only will it help you get leaner by controlling the blood sugar levels in your body, but you can improve your energy, vitality, and circulation from it.
5. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne is the key ingredient in many of the hot sauces we use today. This spice raises your metabolism, which helps you burn fat faster. It also helps prevent heart attacks and strokes by reducing triglyceride levels, LDL blood cholesterol, and decreasing the formation of dangerous blood clots.
Chives, when finely chopped and consumed with food, are said to aid digestion, help the respiratory system, and help the body in digesting fatty foods.
Rosemary has a special ingredient that strengthens the immune system, improves memory, concentration, circulation and lifts depression. Rosemary also helps prevent fight and prevent cancer, as well. Rosemary has been highly recommended for cases of chest congestion, asthma, and respiratory infections.
This powerful herb has been shown to have over 25 different antioxidants, which makes it very effective at fighting free radicals in many different body systems. It can be useful in the treatment of everything from cancer, migraines, nausea, vomiting, sore throats, colds, flu and motion sickness. Because of the strong anti-inflammatory of ginger, it has also been used in reducing muscle aches, cholesterol, and preventing strokes and heart disease.
This herb is well known for it’s its nutritional, anti-oxidants, and disease preventing properties. It has been useful in treating inflammation, internal or external, and offering relief from allergies, aches and pain, without side effects.
Thyme’s is well known and effective for treating sore throats, chest congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, and asthma. Thyme also boosts the amount of DHA (an important ingredient in omega 3 fatty acids) in the brain, heart and kidney cells.
Here is a list of more spices that can aid in weight loss and good health:
. Cream of Tartar
. Cumin Seed
. Curry Powder
. Dill Seed
. Licorice Root
. Mustard/Dry Powder