From deep diving into the rich history and culture of spices, to sharing fun recipes to bring life to your meals, we believe there’s a time to be serious and informative, and there’s a time to keep it light and fun. So today, we’re setting all seriousness aside to share with you a list of 5 delicious spices that are believed to boost immunity.
Add These Spices for an Immunity Boost
Although we can not make any medical claims, studies and research suggest that these 5 spices may, in fact, be as good for your body as they are for your soul.. So while you’re taking other measures to stay safe during this time, we encourage you to find creative ways to spice up your meals (and menu) using these 5 spices.
Ginger touts a list of potential benefits. Today, it’s used in a number of natural remedies for its believed powers as a natural anti-nausea, oral cleansing, and indigestion antidote (to name a few). Its powerful antioxidants are also believed to help protect the body against harmful toxins and bacteria.
PSC Ginger Ground: Use it to season stir fry, or sprinkle it over rice or fish. Put ground ginger in a tea strainer and steep it in hot water to make ginger tea.
Cinnamon is a potent spice with a number of believed health benefits. Cinnamon is not only used in natural medicine to reduce the risk of heart disease, it is thought to impact the body’s metabolism and help regulate blood sugar. Research suggests that cinnamon may have anti-inflammatory qualities with immunity-boosting benefits.
PSC Cinnamon Ground: Mix it into warm drinks, and sprinkle it over berries, fruit, yogurt, cereal, nuts, toast, and even sweet potatoes.
With high levels of the compound capsaicin, cayenne pepper is hailed for its natural warming quality and its perceived ability to reduce the risk of death from stroke or heart attack. Cayenne peppers also contain many vitamins and minerals, making them popular In natural medicine for their antioxidants.
PSC Cayenne Pepper: Use it in gumbo and cajun chicken, sprinkle it over rice, tacos, and veggies, and add it to anything that could use a little heat.
Turmeric gets its bright color from the compound curcumin, which is believed to be a natural anti-inflammatory. Today, turmeric is used in natural medicine for many purposes, including its believed ability to lower the risk of heart disease, prevent infection, naturally fight inflammation, and stimulate the production of antioxidants in the body.
PSC Turmeric Ground: Use it in curry, stir fry, veggie dishes, scrambles, meat dishes, and soups.
Garlic is a vegetable that is naturally rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese and is thought to boost the immune system. It has been used in natural medicine for years as a home remedy for its believed anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antibiotic qualities. Garlic contains high levels of sulfur compounds and, because of that, evidence suggests it may be a powerful natural cleansing agent.
PSC Garlic Granulated: Use it in pasta sauce, rice dishes, and soups. Sprinkle it over veggies, rice, or tacos, and bake it into bread.
While we can’t make any medical claims, we hope that these spices boost your mood and your immunity as the country begins to reopen. Incorporate one or all of these into your daily diet to enjoy the possible health benefits and full spectrum of flavors
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