Spice Up Your Health with 7 of These

Spice Up Your Health with 7 of These

If you like spicy food, you’ll love this news: Certain spices not only add a bunch of flavor, but have been proven to be very beneficial towards your overall health.

Here are a few favorites that can boost both the flavor of dinner and your well-being.

1. CARDAMOM

It might not already take residence in your spice cabinet, but it’s a pretty handy spice to have on hand. Not only is it known for its aroma, but black cardamom is often used to up the smokey flavor of meat. It is a common ingredient in Indian cooking, and cardamom is popular as a flavoring for coffee in the Middle East.

Here’s the really good news: Cardamom is often used in alternative medicine to treat digestive problems, and it’s been been tentatively linked to anti-tumor activity.  Continue reading

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  1. Place all ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Thoroughly mix with a whisk.
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3 Food Hacks To Make Your Food Healthier

3 Food Hacks To Make Your Food Healthier

8 Incredible Food Hacks That Make Your Food HealthierToday, the largest cause of mortality in the Western World is not a lack of food or rampaging bacteria… In fact, it’s what we do eat that poses the greatest risk to our lives.

Diet and lifestyle now drive the top causes of death in America. Food is no longer our means for survival. For many of us, it’s a slow poison.

Food is truly a double-edged sword… On one hand, the modern, processed ‘Western’ diet causes many chronic diseases. But on the flip side, food can also be a powerful medicine to restore health, vitality and live a long and vibrant life.

Make food your weapon of wellness with these 3 fun hacks to supercharge your diet!

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4 Herbs and Spices that Naturally Stop Sugar Cravings

4 Herbs and Spices that Naturally Stop Sugar Cravings

stop sugar cravingsWith the holiday season in full swing, it’s (way too) easy to OD on sugary cookies, cakes, and treats at every turn. Of course, indulging in a Christmas cookie is good for the soul, but going overboard on treats may not be the best decision. The next time you find yourself tempted with holiday sweets, reach for one of these spices to stop sugar cravings in their tracks.

Stress, food sensitivities, loneliness, a yeast overgrowth in the gut, blood sugar imbalances, and even hormone fluctuations can leave you searching for the sweet stuff.

Why do we love sugar so much? When we consume sugar, our brains reward us with a release of the neurotransmitters serotonin (the feel-good hormone). And beta-endorphins, which act as natural painkillers, produces a sense of well-being, increasing self-esteem and settling anxiety. At least, temporarily.

This also happens when we consume other simple refined carbohydrates that are easily converted to glucose (sugar). This is why digging into that holiday cookie pile just feels so good.

Unfortunately, sugar overkill can lead to some serious health issues including obesity, heart disease, dental disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, type-2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, hormone irregularity, and depressed mood and anxiety. Not to mention, sugar is also rather addictive.

4 Herbs and Spices that Stop Sugar Cravings

1. Cinnamon: This warming and naturally sweet spice has been utilized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and polyphenols, cinnamon helps the body to  Continue reading