We all know that spices can have amazing healthy benefits and can make a plain piece of chicken taste pretty good. Did you know that some of the most common spices, probably ones sitting in your kitchen right now, actually have benefits and you didn’t even know it? Read on to see why you need to add certain spices to your everyday routine.
Black pepper is great for you in moderation. Studies have shown that spicy foods actually help people eat less, so if you’re trying to watch your weight then pepper is exactly what you need. Pepper also contains piperine which could have some fat-burning properties and slow down the maturation of fat cells. So next time you need a good seasoning, break out that pepper.
We’ve said it before and we will say it again, cardamom is actually really good for you. This spice can increase your metabolism and can leave you feeling satisfied longer. Cardamom alone is great to use when you are trying to lose weight since it adds so much flavor to a dish that you won’t even realize you’re missing some of your favorite foods.
Cumin is high in phytisterols which can help control cholesterol in our bodies. There are also studies that say that cumin can help increase your metabolic rate and help digestion.
Garlic is a household spice but did you know that it contains antibacterial properties? These antibacterial properties are actually linked to lowering the risk of certain cancers! Add garlic towards the end of your cooking to help retain all of its nutrients.
These are just a few spices that can overall help your body when you eat them. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
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