Caregivers in Southbury, CT - The World's Healthiest Spices are Beneficial for Seniors, TooThe research into herbs and spices is continuing to point towards their strengths as protectors against illness from the common cold to cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Spices have been used as a medicine for thousands of years by many different cultures. There is deep-rooted culture behind the use of some spices.
In some countries like India, spices are used in generous amounts. Diet-related diseases such as cancer and heart disease are very low among this culture, adding to the evidence of the health benefits of spices.
World’s healthiest spices
There are too many health benefits of spices to list here, but some of the stars in the spice lineup include:
Sage – shows some promise in helping to soothe sore throats and boost memory. You can sip herb tea made from sage or use it in potato or chicken dishes.
Rosemary – enhances a person’s mental focus, helps fight foodborne bacteria. Pairs well with onions, potatoes, honey, garlic, chili peppers
Turmeric – helps alleviate inflammation. Goes well in curries. Modern medicine has established a link between turmeric and antioxidant potency. Studies have shown a correlation between the curcumin in turmeric and reduced arthritis pain.
Chili pepper – boosts your metabolism. Goes well with ginger, beef, beans and chocolate. They are available in different quantities of heat, from mild to fiery hot. There could be a link between eating chili and burning fat. The jury is still out on that one.
Ginger – is very effective at soothing upset stomach and can also help fight arthritis pain. Pairs well with citrus, garlic, chili peppers or soy sauce.
Cinnamon – this spice makes a good combination with nutmeg, cloves or allspice. Pairs nicely with chocolate, nuts or fruit. In some cultures is used as a savory spice for example, in chicken soup. May help to stabilize blood sugar. Studies are still trying to agree on this claim.
Saffron – a wonderful spice with great color and aroma, this is perhaps one of the most expensive spices you can find. It may help in boosting mood and relieving symptoms of PMS. Goes well with tomatoes, onion, garlic, rice and shellfish.
Parsley – this well-known herb is used extensively. Combine it with lemon zest,
garlic, mint, fish, capers, beef or almost any soup or vegetable dish. It’s thought to help prevent cancer. Parsley is high in vitamin A and chlorophyll. Health experts recommend eating some minced fresh parsley on a daily basis.
Healthful eating is essential for good mental and physical stamina. When you are a caregiver for a family member you will soon realize you need lots of energy to keep going. If you need help with caregiving responsibilities, consider getting a home care provider for your loved one. Expert caregivers are highly trained and loving care providers.
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