Spices are about more than flavoring foods to give us variety in taste. Many of them are considered herbal medicines and some are healthy spices to eat. So, here are a few that you should consider adding to your diet to stay in the peak of health.
Dried chilies are known for increasing your blood circulation. This is important to get your medicines moving. A lot of herbal medicines include some cayenne in order to help the other herbs work better. Now you know why Mexicans eat so many foods that are hot and spicy! It is because the chilies are one of the healthy spices!
Ginger is a spice that has many healthy uses from quelling morning sickness, stopping seasickness to settling the stomach of a person suffering from the flu. It is a source of choline and a lot of trace minerals. So, now you have a good excuse to eat more fresh ginger! The choline will help keep your liver healthy and trace minerals will bring all around good health.
Peppermint has been used to settle indigestion since time began, it seems. There is a reason so many stomach medicines are flavored with this fragrant herb. It is also a good source of vitamins A and C.
Garlic has a very long medicinal history. Garlic was the antibiotic of choice in households from as far back as the plague and as recently as WWII. There are many, many uses for this herb and it goes far beyond chasing away vampires. It is a good idea to eat it all of the time.
Healthy spices can help you in many ways. They can help you stay healthy, improve your health and some will treat your ailments. Hopefully, you will treat your spices like the treasures they are.