4 Spices from your Kitchen that will improve your Health

A must have in your kitchen, these spices will create flavorsome dishes, with incredible added benefits to your health!

To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of spices you should always have in your kitchen. Spices are an excellent addition to any dish and will also help you reduce salt intake.

1. 1. Pepper

Black pepper enhances the absorption of certain nutrients and beneficial compounds.

A classic in any dish. There's black, white, green or red pepper. The one from Jamaica is very coveted. We recommend getting a grinder as this will keep the pepper fresher and more aromatic for longer.

Health tip: Black pepper can enhance the absorption and function of certain nutrients and beneficial compounds.

2. 2. Cumin

Cumin a healthy addition to your curries with health benefits, including phenols and flavonoids.

A total game-changer, cumin is a fab addition to dips, soups and curries. A little goes a long way.

Health tip:  Cumin contains plant compounds that are linked with potential health benefits, including phenols and flavonoids.

3. 3. Turmeric

Turmeric powder has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.

Use in curries and aromatic chai tea, it is a natural dye, so be careful when using as it will stain skin, clothes and surfaces.

Health tip: Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, turmeric may be an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including photo-aging, and psoriasis.

4. 4. Cinnamon

Cinnamon can have a moderate effect in improving glycaemic control and lowering blood pressure.

Perfect for sprinkling on your coffee or porridge, it’s also a staple in baking. Who doesn’t love a cinnamon roll or an aromatic baked apple? However, cinnamon is also used in a variety of savory dishes, such as curries and Vietnamese-inspired soups.

Health tip: It has been suggested that cinnamon can have a moderate effect in improving glycaemic control and lowering blood pressure. More studies are underway.

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