There is actually a website called just that! spicespicebaby.com
Isn't that great?! I love it.
And, if you need recipe ideas, you must check it out.
Lately, I've had a growing interest in learning about the health benefits related to herbs and spices.
Spices have been a hot commodity for centuries. Do you recall learning about that? Think back. We're talking World History class, my friends. Yep, there was a time when spices were more valuable than GOLD!
Today we take cinnamon, clove, and even black pepper for granted, but at one time only the very wealthy enjoyed such luxuries as those.
This weekend I read an interesting article on the 5 Best Health Boosting Spices for Beginners.
Let me summarize it for you.
The five they discuss in the article include: (1) cardamom, (2) turmeric, (3) cinnamon, (4) paprika, and (5) cumin.
As well, some of the health benefits mentioned - certainly not all - include:
CARDAMOM - anti-oxidant, lowers blood pressure, anti-inflammatory & helps with digestion
TURMERIC - pain relief, improvement in liver function, & helps with arthritis
CINNAMON - lowers blood sugar & helps cut the risk of heart disease
PAPRIKA - induces sleep, speeds the healing of wounds, & can prevent hair loss
CUMIN - a rich source of iron, boosts immunity, & increases lactation
Besides being beneficially healthful, spices are all-natural and can expand the palates of young children. If that isn't enough, they can be so DELICIOUS!
Let's get cookin', mommas!
While I travel down road of knowledge, I want to share what I am learning.
It sure would be SPICE - I mean NICE - to hear what you know, too!
WHAT I'M MAKING THIS WEEK: TURMERIC CHICKEN ZOODLE SOUP
I'm adding a comment box below, so I truly hope you enlighten us with what you know! We would all benefit.
There's no thyme like the present.
Author: Melissa Webb
CA Credentialed Teacher