Top 5 spices you need to include in your diet

 

 

THE TOP 5 SPICES

 

Spices form core ingredient for flavors in our food.Look out for top 5 spices that provides you health benefits.

1.CINNAMON 

Cinnamon , also called dalchini in hindi, is a popular spice that has  ability to regulate blood sugar levels, lowering the risk for diabetes.It also aids in weight loss ,gut health ,gum health ,and also helps to improve brain function.

How to incorporate in diet: Add it to flavour your rice or sprinkle over your green tea.

2.TURMERIC

Rich in antioxidants, it has been studied as a treatment for depression, arthritis, cancer, and psoriasis, with promising results.  Turmeric has been used as a remedy for inflammatory conditions like arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

How to incorporate in diet: Add to you dals,sabjis or top it off in a warm milk.

3.GARLIC

Garlic contains variety of powerful sulfur-containing compounds, the most notable one being allicin.  Studies have linked allicin to potential benefits in antibacterial and antiviral activity, as well as possible decreases in blood pressure, total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

How to incorporate in diet: Crush it and add it to flavour your sabjis.To give your chapatis a twist you can add in its dough as well

4.CUMIN

Known for its digestion curability, the aroma of cumin comes from an aromatic organic compound called cumin-aldehyde. It is the main component of its essential oil and activates the salivary glands thereby facilitating the primary digestion of food. Another compound called thymol is present in cumin. It helps stimulate the glands that secreate bile and enzymes responsible for complete digestion of the food in the stomach and the intestines.

How to incorporate in diet: The daily cooking style of indians includes adition of cumin in the tempering.Also it can be had by mixing in lukewarm water.

5.GINGER

It is an excellent treatment for nausea and vomiting associated with travel sickness, pregnancy, and even hangovers!  Ginger’s other health benefits include pain relief, cholesterol decreases and as a powerful decongestant.

How to incorporate in diet: It can be had as a gingerale or as a flavorings in your food preparations.

While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.

You can contact us at 9743430000 or log on to www.quanutrition.com to Book An Appointment.

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