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The benefits of spices

Not only do spices help you to create colorful and aromatic dishes they also offer incredible health benefits. Here is a guide to which spices offer you hidden health benefits.

Green Cardamom Pods prevent disease, have many vital vitamins and have excellent anti-oxidant properties.

Turmeric Powder is antibacterial and has anti-inflammatory properties, it can be used to prevent and treat many of the most common and serious health conditions, it is a powerful cancer fighter and has been shown to prevent breast cancer. Turmeric can be used to detoxify the liver, it is a natural pain killer and studies are now showing that it may be effective in protecting against neuro-degenerative diseases.

Cumin helps prevent diarrhea, morning sickness, atonic dyspepsia, flatulence and indigestion as well as nausea. It can be applied topically as a salve for boils and will relieve the symptoms of the common cold. Taking Cumin will also boost your immune system.

Coriander is a great source of calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. It is rich in folic acid, vitamins A and C and carotene. Heath benefits of taking coriander include its powerful anti-inflammatory capacity that can help you deal with the symptoms of arthritis and it reduces cholesterol.

Cinnamon can be used to treat colds and cramps. It is also believed to improve energy and the circulation.


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