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Thursday, 27 September 2018

LETS TALK ABOUT SPICES, SPICES AND SPICES

BY OLOLADE ADEWUNMI


Let’s take a look at the exciting benefits that many of the world’s most popular spices can contribute to our overall health!

 ALLSPICE
Allspice is a soothing, anti-inflammatory, and carminative spice. It has been positively linked to reducing cancer, improving oral health, stimulating digestion, facilitating bone growth, boosting the immune system, reducing blood pressure, and acting as an analgesic or anesthetic substance.

 ANISE SEED
This powerful spice has antioxidant capabilities, as well as a stomachic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, antiseptic, digestive, expectorant, and stimulant properties. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals like iron, potassium, copper, and manganese, and helps increase the circulation and oxygenation of body parts while boosting the immune system and improving the quality of your skin.



 BAY LEAF
Bay leaf is a very popular spice throughout the world and is praised for its ability to prevent cancer, boost immunity, reduce neural tube defects, protect oral health, improve health and beauty of your hair and skin, improve nervous system function, regulate body metabolism, and prevent blood-related conditions like anemia.

 BLACK PEPPER
Perhaps one of the most common spices in the world, black pepper is important due to its ability to reduce inflammation and excess gas, optimize gastrointestinal action, regulate enzymatic reactions, control heart rate and blood pressure, and prevent cancer due to its antioxidant capabilities.

 CAYENNE PEPPER
Cayenne pepper has the ability to clear the sinuses, increase urination, eliminate toxins from the body, help manage diabetes, prevent cancer, lower blood pressure, optimize the metabolism, regulate hormonal activity, and perhaps most importantly, fight against all foreign invaders, toxins, and potential infections, due to its powerful antioxidant properties!

 CARAWAY
Caraway seeds can improve digestion, reduce constipation, lower blood cholesterol, reduce excess gas, neutralize free radicals, and prevent various diseases like cancer. They also regulate blood pressure, eliminate atherosclerosis, and provide a healthy source of thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.

 CARDAMOM
The health benefits of cardamom include its ability to aid digestion, reduce spasms, lower blood pressure, increase the metabolism, increase circulation, and increase frequency and volume of urination. It also gives the body many of its necessary vitamins and minerals, including riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C, iron, manganese, and potassium.

 CINNAMON
Cinnamon is praised for its ability to reduce inflammation, eliminate pain, manage diabetes, eliminate infections, reduce excess gas, improve heart health, increase cognitive function, build strong bones, prevent cancer, and improve the health of the eyes and skin! But there are two types of cinnamon, we have the CASSIA AND CEYLON. But the Ceylon is the best quality and has more health benefit than the Cassia, thou it is expensive but the best, so when purchasing watch out. Will discuss more about Ceylon and Cassia Cinnamon.

 CLOVES
Cloves have anti-microbial properties, which help in fighting against oral diseases. They also are good for boosting the immune system, preventing cancer, and preserving bone health.

 CUMIN
Cumin seeds are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and carminative by nature. They improve digestion, increase sperm count, build strong bones, improve eyesight, prevent macular degeneration, manage heart rate, lower blood pressure, act as a co-factor in many enzymatic reactions, increase red blood cell count, and prevent various types of cancer.

 FENNEL SEEDS
Fennel has long been known for its ability to regulate bowel movements, prevent cancer, reduce premature aging through antioxidant activity, increase enzymatic activity, and act as a great source of many vitamins and minerals, including copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium as well as organic compounds and acids like pinene, myrcene, fenchone, chavicol, cineole, anethole, limonene, and anisic aldehyde.

 FENUGREEK SEEDS

Fenugreek seeds are a very popular and effective spice in certain Asian cultures. They have the ability to improve digestion and reduce constipation, lower cholesterol levels, regulate insulin levels, manage fluid levels in the body,helps in lacitation and add a powerful vitamin and mineral boost to the body.

 GARLIC
Garlic is a great spice used to add a unique flavor to the food. It helps fight heart disorders, high blood pressure, and cold and cough.

 GINGER
Ginger Largely known for aiding in digestion, ginger is a spice that exerts many benefits like preventing cancer, boosting the appetite, improving respiratory conditions, weight loss, and many more, among others.

 MUSTARD SEED
Mustard seeds are packed with organic compounds and volatile oils that can boost your overall health. They are also a wonderful source of B-complex vitamins, which are essential for normal functioning of your organ systems.

 NUTMEG
Nutmeg is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals necessary for human health. It can fight fungal infections, work as an aphrodisiac, improve digestion, reduce excess gas, improve hair and skin health, prevent macular degeneration, and reduce the chances of developing various forms of cancer.

 TURMERIC
Turmeric is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties It aids in skin care, added to food , prevents cancer, eases menstruation, it also act as antibiotics and detoxifies the body.

The following spices are used in our different dishes(African, Mexican Culinary, Continental dishes),Smoothies, Fruit juice and also as a mixture with herbs to solve different aliments .

Examples are Cardamom, black pepper, curry leaves, fenugreek, ginger, fennel, ajwain, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander seed, turmeric, clove, ginger, nutmeg, paprika,, and cinnamon.

Some spices are easily found around us but some are commonly seen around, but when buying spices we should always ensure that we get them from right sources, and some people make a lot of mistakes in buying the inferior spices or adulterated product all in the name of cheap prices . In doing so it can cause a lot of damages to the body or not even giving us the right result for the purpose we purchase it for .

“PLEASE BUY THE BEST QUALITY PRODUCT (SPICES) RATHER THAN CHEAP QUANTITY PRODUCT (SPICES)”.This is the best way to a healthy living.

To order your quality spices just DM us or call this number 08036330047 or 08035976245.

We do nationwide delivery.

PLEASE COMMENT BELOW:

 Which of these spices have you ever used before and for what purpose? Let the answer keep rolling in the comment box.

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