The Herbs & Spices of Life

Updated: Apr 7, 2021

Starting this journey of eating healthy and clean has been a real learning curve. What began as 'how do I make my next meal interesting' has turned into so much more. The amount of knowledge that is out there honestly can be overwhelming sometimes. But it also creates this thirst to know everything there is to know. It's like I'm a little kid in a candy store amazed by the goodness packed in little boxes.



Today though, I'm going to talk a bit about the things our mother's usually keep packed in little boxes in the kitchen...herbs & spices.

Here are some of the best herbs & spices to add to your meals. These are loaded with flavour and help in boosting immunity.

Turmeric

Growing up we've seen our mothers using Turmeric(haldi) in pretty much every dish. This golden-yellow goodness contains antioxidants that reduces inflammation. I even remember instances where if we ever got hurt, they'd bring in a glass of milk with turmeric as it eases up pain. Studies show that having a bit of turmeric everyday lowers the chances of getting Alzihemiers.


Basil

Basil is a herb that has this distinct taste that makes food delicious. It provides us vitamins, minerals & a range of antioxidants. The antioxidants in basil help in reducing stress. It is also said that consuming this over a longer period of time helps in reducing high blood sugar.

Rosemary

Rosemary in my opinion is one super impressive herb. It is widely known for its unique flavour and for improving our immunity. It improves mood, boosts memory and relives pain. Some people say even just sniffing a bit of it can largely improve our memory and brain activity.


Ginger


Ginger is another popular ingredient in Indian cooking. It is said to have a calming effect on our digestive lining & helps cure nausea. Drinking a warm ginger drink helps fight the common cold too. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is another powerful spice with some great medicinal properties. It reduces cholesterol levels and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect. Even just 1-2 Tablespoons of it everyday does wonders. What I like most about it though, is that it's low in calories and tastes sweet.


The herbs & spices for sure deserve a place in your kitchen shelves and in your diet. And if you ask me, these are some of the most nutritious & flavoursome things one can find. And adding even just a little bit, goes a long way!





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