Spices are very useful and work wonders to any dish. They make food tastes better or give a different twist to a somewhat familiar dish.
In addition to its use in cooking, though, spices have also been found to help prevent certain illnesses. In fact, research has shown a low incidence of heart disease and cancer cases in India where spices are used by the handful in any dish.
Scientists have also found that when these Indians move to a new place and adopt the Western foods, the rates of diseases went up. This is attributed to the lack of or less spices in the new foods they eat unlike when they were used to eating dishes with lots of spices.
The best part about using spices is that people will use less ingredients that are otherwise not food for the heart such as salt, MSG, sugar and saturated fat.
So to start your new year right, learn about the healthiest spices here that you need to add to your dishes moving forward. You can even grow them at home. [Read more…]