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Spices that boost your health

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 13 Sep 2010

Indian SpicesDid you know India exports 502,750 tonnes of spices every year? Ever wondered what makes the world crave for spices? Spices not only make your food aromatic and give it a mouth watering taste but they are also valued for their medicinal value.

Spices defend the human body against infections and it’s true that some of them have more disease fighting anti-oxidants than fruits and vegetables.

Lets check out a few:

Ginger:

  • Protects your body against digestive aliments.
  • Helps in digesting fatty food and in breaking down protein.
  • Stimulates circulation of blood and relaxes muscles around blood vessels, preventing blood clots.
  • Ginger can ease travel sickness, nausea and inhibits vomiting.

Cinnamon:

  • A pinch of Cinnamon controls blood sugar levels and improves brain functioning.
  • Its anti-clogging and anti-inflammatory properties prevents unwanted clamping of blood platelets.
  • Be cautioned that excess consumption (over 1/4th teaspoon a day) may result in mouth inflammation or digestive distress.

Turmeric:

  • Turmeric removes toxins from Liver and strengthens it.
  • Improves functioning of the digestive tract.
  • Turmeric with honey stops running nose and cures cold.
  • Makes bones stronger when taken with boiled milk every night.
  • A little turmeric every day protects against heart attacks and strokes.

Red Chili:

  • The high levels of Vitamin A&C in Red Chilli helps in boosting our immune system.
  • Capsaicin, an active ingredient in Red Chili is supposed to destroy cancerous cells.
  • Reduces cholesterol, platelet aggregation and triglycerides.

Include spices in your daily diet and help your immune system stay strong. Also, get the protection of a good health insurance policy.

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