What Effects Do Herbs and Spices Have on Your Body?

herbs and spices effect on diabeticsHerbs and spices are great ways to add flavor to your foods without adding additional calories, sugar, sodium or fat. Many people tend to only use sugar and salt to flavor food. However, herbs and spices provide many alternatives when you need flavor for your food.

 

In addition, to boosting the taste of your food, many herbs and spices have benefits which include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties can help to improve your heart health, reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Others can improve the looks of your skin and hair, while also preventing the decline of your eyes due to cataracts and macular degeneration.

 

If you are not sure which herbs and spices you should start with, try using fresh herbs and and dried herbs. Seasoning blends, ginger and garlic powder can all improve the tastes of your favorite sauces, soups, pasta dishes and salads. You can also use spices to add hot flavors to your food with curry, chili pepper, cayenne, coriander and cumin.

 

All of these spices can help you to eat slower so that you keep on track with your weight loss plan. Just remember that people that have IBS may not do as well with spicy foods and may feel discomfort due to these foods. Baking spices, including nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon are also excell for adding flavor to your favorite baked goods without the addition of extra sugar.

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