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  • Megan Vogias, MA Ed

5 Spices To Improve Your Health

Indian spices are an integral part of an ancient ayurvedic culture. There is a large variety of Indian spices – but 5 spices form the basis of Indian cooking: Coriander seeds, Cumin, Indian Black Mustard, Red Chili, and Turmeric. Including these in your spice cabinet will for sure help improve your overall health in specific ways. So, we invite you to skip the salt and pepper and consider these spices and their benefits.

Coriander seed (Cilantro seed/ Dhania)
  • Improves Digestion: Helps reduce bloating, gastric, diarrhea, nausea

  • Help in producing digestive hormones

  • Stimulates better liver function

  • Reduces bad cholesterol and promotes good cholesterol

  • Aids weight loss and reduces unwanted fat from the body

Cumin (Jeera)
  • Helps Weight loss

  • Lower total cholesterol

  • Helps IBS

  • Reduces blood sugar

  • Rich in Iron

Indian Black Mustard (Rai)
  • Helps metabolism and digestion

  • Antibacterial

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Rich in calcium, manganese, omega 3 fatty acids, Iron, Zinc

Red Chili (Capsaicin / Mirchi)
  • Rich in Anti-inflammatory Vitamins

  • Promotes weight loss

  • Help relieve arthritic pain

  • Prevents acid reflux

  • Kills the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers

Turmeric (Curcumin/ Haldi)
  • Helps Cancer

  • Inflammation

  • Arthritis

  • Stomach issues

  • Skin issues

  • Liver problems

  • Gallbladder disease

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