Spices can help you more than just adding flavor to your favorite dishes. The medicinal purpose of spices is amazing to the point they are the new stars of most green juices. Tumeric, cayenne, chipotle, curry, matcha. All of these spices help circulation, blood flow and cognitive ability.
Turmeric helps joints. It’s an anti inflammatory and antioxidant. People now are taking the powder and putting it in green smoothies to help give it an extra immune boost.
Cayenne- one of my favorites. Helps boost your metabolism and blood flow circulation and oxygen to the blood. One of my favorite ways to have it is in my homemade hot chocolate. I love sweet and spice and I use dark chocolate cocoa powder which also has medicinal benefits.
Chipotle powder -helps your heart, diabetes, blood pressure and cancers. I love to put chipotle powder in chilis and beans, turkey burgers or bbq recipes. It adds a nice flavor and the benefits are endless.
Curry can protect against Alzheimer’s and aids in digestion. And so much more. Who doesn’t love a good curry chicken or veggie curry. You can make Thai curry, Indian curry, Jamaican curry. Fish veggies beef. You don’t have a reason to not put it in your food rotation.
Matcha has so many antioxidants. It has a higher antioxidant rate than green tea. It has cancer fighting properties. It taste great in baked goods as well. Matcha cookies are my secret guilty pleasure.
We really are what we eat! So when you season your food season with intention. Season thinking about bettering your mind. It’s great to lift weights, run, drink water. But eating is a big part of it. Are you just eating pre-made and pre packed food. No shame, I have a few pre-packed items in my freezer. But I mainly try to eat fresh foods that I season with these flavors. These big burst of flavors stimulate my senses and awareness of my body.
What are some of your favorite spices? What are some of your favorite recipes?
Spice up your life!