With the colder weather upon us, it's a great idea to add some warming spices to your food. Not only does "spice" increase your metabolism when you eat it, it has a warming effect on your body and in addition, certain spices contain additional health and beauty enhancing properties! Try ginger and turmeric - read on to find out why.
*Ginger has a long history of medicinal use, primarily for soothing nausea and easing stomach upset and dizziness. But it's also a natural immune system booster with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties - great to eat to help post-exercise recovery - and as recent studies confirm - it's also been found to promote cardiovascular health.
Definitely add this ingredient regularly to your cooking!
- Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.
- Ginger clears the 'microcirculatory channels' of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.
- Ginger, has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to bring relief to aching muscles and joints.
- Stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion.
*Tumeric contains over 80 important dietary nutrients including a variety of vitamins, minerals, fats and amino acids. It's an excellent source of iron and manganese and a good source of vitamin B6, potassium and dietary fibre.*
One of the main healthful ingredients in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin can potentially benefit you by promoting your immune system against stress.
Turmeric has been considered to be 'skin food' for thousands of years in India and other cultures, it's organic ingredients have been known to promote healthy skin. Tumeric can:
- Cleanse your skin and maintain its elasticity
- Provide nourishment to your skin
- Balance the effects of skin flora
Tumeric is definitely an ingredient winner, with its antioxidant qualities you'll be feeding your outer beauty and cleansing your inner purity.
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