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Five Spices That Make All the Difference

Eric Baron, 06/17/2014

When it comes to healthy eating, a main concern that usually rises is how could something that’s so good for you taste, dare I say it, delicious?

For centuries, people have been adding all types of spices to their dishes for flavor, antioxidants, energy, and longevity- without the fat, salt, or sugar. After all, spices are just dried seeds or vegetables. These powerful ingredients contain phytonutrients and can offer anti-inflammatory effects. The easiest way to make sure you're getting nutrients in every meal, is to make sure you're eating spices. It's easy flavor, with no calories! 


  • Can help to stabilize blood sugar
  • ½ tsp. a day can lower your LDL
  • When mixed with honey, it can help stabilize arthritis pain


  • Inflammatory benefits
  • Used for arthritis, heartburn, headaches and upset stomachs
  • Natural liver detoxifier


  • Can be used fresh, dried, juiced, or an oil
  • Reduces symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and vomiting
  • Also used for chest pain, low back pain and muscle soreness


  • Helps to flush out excess liquid from the body, supporting kidney function
  • Regular intake can help lower blood pressure
  • Rich in vitamin A, B, C, K, folate, and iron


  • Boosts your immune system
  • Letting it sit after you’ve crushed or chopped it, will allow for more health benefits
  • Contributes to helping blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart disease

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