March 25, 2010

Spices


I learned that spices have their own specialty to make healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. Let's talk first about 'CINNAMON'. Researchers discovered that cinnamon make cells more responsive to insulin. Also, taking a half teaspoon of the spice per day will help lower your risk of developing metabolic syndrome. To use this, add to sliced apples or bananas, sprinkle on oatmeal or sweet potatoes, use to flavor pancakes or add this to your chilis. Second, CAYENNE PEPPER which is valuable to your digestive system, heart and circulatory system. It also has been shown to increase the effectiveness of other herbs and supplement when taken in conjunction with this. This spice may increase body's heat production (thermogenesis) and speed up metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. To use this, spice up scrambled eggs, tuna or chicken salad. Make chicken breast (or anything meaty) with a dash. Will post next time some other must-have-spices.

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