Spice Up Your Palette

Some women complain that food just doesn’t quite taste the way it once used to. Your sense of taste and sense of smell may change as you grow older, and also if you take prescription medications.
Consult your doctor about whether you could use alternative medicines. In the meantime, try adding spices and/or herbs which are not only natural flavoring agents, but also are chock full of healthful benefits.
Scientists believe that many of the compounds found in these plants may even prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes. For example, turmeric contains the compound curcumin which may stop cancer from spreading, help prevent type-2 diabetes, and lower the incidence of Alzheimer’s. Here are the top 10 herbs and 10 spices that I recommend for your kitchen repertoire. Remember to reap the health benefits, you need regular doses. As always, if you are not used to spices and herbs in your diet, start with small doses. Also, check with your doctor about gastric sensitivity or potential allergies.Here are the top 10 herbs and 10 spices that I recommend for your kitchen repertoire. Remember to reap the health benefits, you need regular doses. ABy: Bindu Grandhi and Brigid Beitel

    Spices Enhance Your Food

    Spices Enhance Your Food

    Here are the top 10 herbs and 10 spices that I recommend for your kitchen repertoire. Remember to reap the health benefits, you need regular doses.

    By: Bindu Grandhi and Brigid Beitel

    Some women complain that food just doesn’t quite taste the way it once used to. Your sense of taste and sense of smell may change as you grow older, and also if you take prescription medications. Consult your doctor about whether you could use alternative medicines. In the meantime, try adding spices and/or herbs which are not only natural flavoring agents, but also are chock full of healthful benefits. Scientists believe that many of the compounds found in these plants may even prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes. For example, turmeric contains the compound curcumin which may stop cancer from spreading, help prevent type-2 diabetes, and lower the incidence of Alzheimer’s. Here are the top 10 herbs and 10 spices that I recommend for your kitchen repertoire. Remember to reap the health benefits, you need regular doses. As always, if you are not used to spices and herbs in your diet, start with small doses. Also, check with your doctor about gastric sensitivity or potential allergies.

    Spices Herbs
    Cardamom Basil
    Chili Pepper/ Dried Red Pepper Cilantro
    Cloves Dill
    Coriander Garlic
    Cinnamon Mint
    Cumin Oregano
    Ginger Parsley
    Mustard seeds Rosemary
    Nutmeg Sage
    Turmeric Thyme

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About the Author:

Author of Spice Up Your Life, Bindu Grandhi is passionate about healthy and flavorful flexitarian cooking. She shares her health knowledge with the world by providing practical, healthy and tasty recipes as The Flex Cook.

About the Research Contributor:

Brigid Beitel is a student at the University of Richmond, interested in pursuing a major in marketing with an interest in the culinary industry. Among her many talents, she is a reporter for The Collegian, University of Richmond’s Independent Student newspaper, where she writes “telling” restaurant reviews. She is smart, motivated and volunteered to do research for this article. I am most grateful for her contributions and I wish her much success in her collegiate and career endeavors.

Note: Please do check with your doctor or a registered dietitian about the above recommendations especially if you have health problems like heart disease or diabetes, or to discuss any effects in conjunction with your medicines.