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2 Reasons Why Flavor Dishes with Herbs and Spices

You sprinkle salt to your soup to put flavor. You mix sugar to your coffee for flavor. But salt and sugar can both cause chronic illnesses that sometimes lead to death, when taken in high content. These two are also major factors of obesity, a leading medical problem among Americans of all ages. However, many of the people stricken by the ill effects of salt and sugar don’t realize that there are alternatives to them, and they’ve long been sitting in many of our kitchens – the herbs and spices.

Why should you flavor your dishes with herbs and spices? Because of (1) physical and (2) medical benefits they bring. David Heber, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, and director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition said, “Studies show that many different herbs and spices offer health benefits.” Certain herbs and spices may protect from cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

1) The Medical Benefits

You may not know it, but the cinnamon that you often use for baked apple actually curb inflammation in the body, lowering risks of heart disease and cancer. Cinnamon, a spice taken from the bark of cinnamon tree, has antioxidants linked to curb inflammation and reduce glucose concentration in the blood.

If you love Indian Cuisine, you also probably like turmeric always around and on your plate. But more than one of the excellent spices, turmeric can help fight several kinds of cancers according to studies. Eating cauliflower and potato dish with savory turmeric is actually preventing prostrate cancer and stop growth of this disease. It may also help people reduce risk read more…

2 – Trimming Weight

Herbs and spices are also reliable shoulders when you have weight management problem due to uncontrolled use of salt and sugar. They can bring down calories without ruining the flavor of your dishes, and make them more savory instead. Herbs and spices also offer high flavor with little or no fat, and are virtually calorie free.

Heber said, “Tastier foods are more satisfying than bland ones, which you tend to eat faster and with less fulfillment. If you’re not satisfied you’re more likely to overeat. On the contrary, there are people who tend to eat more when food is tastier, and less when less savory. In the point of view read more…

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