5 Spices In Your Store Cupboard That Will Improve Your Health

There is a common misconception that to be healthy you need to invest in expensive health and diet pills, and follow unnatural diets.

We at The Mummy Trainer like to give fitness tips that most people wouldn’t think of and in this post we look at how you can boost your health from your store cupboard.

So, here are 5 spices that have numerous health benefits.

Cayenne Pepper

One of the world’s favourite spices has many health benefits ranging from reducing aches in the joints to improving blood circulation.

 

 

The one benefit we are going to focus on is how it helps to burn calories and control the appetite.

Capsaicin (the compound that makes chilli peppers spicy) in cayenne peppers boosts the metabolism by helping the body produce extra heat, which in turn burns more calories.

Health and fitness site the Greatist revealed that consuming foods with capsaicin can increase the body’s metabolic rate by 15 to 20% for up to two hours.

Other studies have shown that it helps suppress a person’s appetite that could help cut cravings for unhealthy foods.

 

 

 

 

 

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used as an ingredient for centuries due to its many health benefits. The spice outperforms most other spices through the antioxidants that it is loaded with. Such is the power of cinnamon that even companies you wouldn’t associate with health sing its praise.

For instance, online digital outlet Foxy Bingo listed the numerous health benefits in their blog ‘What Would Foxy Do?’. The site states that the wonder spice is good for the heart, can combat high blood pressure, lower high cholesterol, and help reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.

However, it also states that too much can be bad for you and recommend consuming between 1 to 4 grams per day.

Ginger

Ginger comes from the same family as turmeric and cardamom, and is rightly considered one of the best super foods.

 

 

It is very effective for those who are ill as it can help boost the immune system through slowly increasing the body’s temperature.

The spice is also good for GERD or acid reflux and was proven by studies to be much more potent than over the counter medicines.

Nutmeg

This tasty spice is best known for adding an extra layer of flavour to desserts.

However, the spice has several detoxifying properties that can encourage the liver and kidney to expel toxins.

 

Nutmeg is also a natural treatment for those suffering from insomnia and is much better for the body than sleeping pills.

The Alternative Daily claims that nutmeg improves the quality of sleep by reducing stress.

This Spice Will Put You To Sleep And More

 

The spice is a rich source of myristicin, a compound that can stop the release of enzymes linked to stress. For a better night’s sleep, add extra nutmeg to your pudding.

Turmeric

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively help osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

 

Research has shown that people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis experienced much more relief if they consumed turmeric on a regular basis.

The spice can also help avoid cancer and even slow its progression if you already have it. The spice is often the base of curries and is popular around the world as a tea.