What do turmeric, garlic and cinnamon have in common? What do turmeric, garlic and cinnamon have in common?

What do turmeric, garlic, and cinnamon have in common?

Three condiments that will help your health  

By  KOKO News

Nature provides us with vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices that are beneficial to our health. Turmeric, garlic, and cinnamon definitely excel in that!

1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon, in addition to providing aroma and flavor to sweet and savory dishes, has multiple medicinal uses, especially in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Studies have shown that cinnamon has insulin-like effects, as it has a major impact on blood sugar levels, and its ability to improve glucose control.

With just a half teaspoon of cinnamon, you can significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes, improve the effectiveness or sensitivity to insulin.

Furthermore, cinnamon has great antioxidant properties and are beneficial for overweight people and its consumption has no side effects.

2. Garlic

Garlic

Garlic contains iron, selenium, zinc, magnesium, sulfur, and calcium, small amounts of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, C), adenosine, mineral salts (iron, silica, sulfur, iodine), and arginine.

It is a natural diuretic, an antibiotic, antifungal, antihypertensive, antiviral, bactericidal, depurative, hypoglycemic, detoxifying, a stimulant of defenses, a normalizer of functioning digestive, a regulator of intestinal flora, general toning of the organism and peripheral vasodilator, among many other properties.

Also refer to as Galen's cure-all, Garlic was used by Egyptians for medicinal purposes, and the Roman Gladiators for its revitalizing properties.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory and stimulates the immune system. Some studies have shown that it may help prevent the growth of cancer cells in the colon, breast, prostate and lung. In addition, turmeric is recommended to treat diseases such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, periodontal disease; it may prevent cardiovascular diseases, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

 

Ideally, you can incorporate at least five grams per day. Turmeric is a fantastic addition to stews, rice, and event smoothies or juices. You can also mix it black pepper or cayenne pepper to enhance its flavors.

If you are into infusions, try mixing 250 ml of hot water, a teaspoon of turmeric, and a pinch of black pepper.

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