Why should you add garlic, turmeric and cinnamon to your diet.

If you don't have garlic, cinnamon and turmeric in your kitchen, run and get them! I don't know what I would do without them. They are cheap, easy to find and above all, very beneficial for your health.

Each one has its properties, but if you put them together, you assemble a real bomb of antioxidants that are better than any rejuvenating pill.

And the best thing about them is that all three are essential ingredients in many delicious recipes.

Here's the short list of their benefits: they activate circulation to the brain, balance glucose, help protect you from harmful viruses and bacteria.

1. 1. Garlic

Garlic is both a medicinal plant and a tasty and aromatic condiment, spicy when eaten raw.

Garlic is both a medicinal plant and a tasty and aromatic condiment, spicy when eaten raw.

Garlic is antibiotic and antibacterial. It can relieve gastrointestinal discomfort as it is very useful against fermentation processes that occur in the intestine.

What's it for?

  • Helps fight common cold
  • Helps reduce blood pressure
  • Improves cholesterol levels

Roasted garlic

Cover a handful of garlic cloves with some olive oil and wrap them in aluminum foil. Roast in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes until slightly golden. Keep in a jar with  filled with olive oil and enjoy as an appetiser.

2. 2. Turmeric

Turmeric contains antioxidants, sugars and proteins that make it one of the superfoods

Turmeric contains antioxidants, sugars and proteins that make it one of the superfoods. Is a tuberous root that originated in Southeast Asia (India, Indonesia, China), where it has been used since ancient times as a textile dye, culinary condiment, natural remedy, and even as a religious object.

Turmeric is rich in minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins such as vitamin B6, B3, vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin E, among other essential micronutrients.

What does it do?

  • Helps prevent Alzheimer's disease
  • Relieves arthritis symptoms
  • Combats high blood pressure
  • Helps regulate blood glucose levels and control diabetes
  • Helps reduce and control psoriasis

Delicious Huancaína

Mix or blend 250 gr. of cream cheese, 3 or 4 chilli peppers a teaspoon of turmeric. Blend and let sit for 2 hours. Serve with boiled potatoes. The now you are in Peru!

3. 3. Cinnamon

Cinnamon most important benefit is its role as glucose and sugar regulation.

Cinnamon contains iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, selenium, vitamins B6, C, among others. But most important is its impact on glucose and sugar regulation. Just half a teaspoon a day could help reduce blood sugar levels, and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

An interesting effect on the brain: when it is metabolized in the body, cinnamon becomes an agent capable of destroying sodium benzoate, a type of acid that interferes and makes communication between brain cells difficult.

Cinnamon is a common ingredient in baking, but use of sugar and refined flour will hinder its properties. So sprinkle on your yogurt or oatmeal instead.

What does it do?

  • Combats high blood pressure
  • Helps regulate blood glucose levels and control diabetes
  • Acts as an antidepressant 

Coffee with cinnamon

There can't be anything simpler than adding a little cinnamon to your coffee instead of sugar.

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