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Frequently Asked Questions


1. Spices top the list of foods rich in antioxidants

Spices top the list of foods rich in antioxidants.It has been found by the US Department of Agriculture that spices have, ounce per ounce, measure for measure, more antioxidant compounds than fruits and vegetables. For example one half teaspoon of ground cinnamon has as many antioxidants as a half cup of blueberries and one cup of pomegranate juice, a half teaspoon of dried oregano rivals three cups of raw spinach. According to the McCormick Spice Institute, we need to be taking half a teaspoon per serving of a spice (or a combination of spices and herbs) in order to gain a health benefit.
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2. Commercially produced spice blends high in salt, wheat, flour

Commercially produced spice blends high in salt, wheat, flour as a filler to keep weight up and the price down, end free flow agents stop the powdered blends going hard if kept for too long.
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3. Cinnamon is the king of spices

Cinnamon is the king of spices and it’s the spice for the heart.

  • ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon every day can lower the level of cholesterol. It has an anti clogging effect on arteries and veins.
  • as little as ¼ teaspoon per day, to help reduce blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes.
  • just smelling this wonderful spice can boost brain function and reduce irritability. It also supplies manganese, fiber, and iron.

Besides using it in baked goods, try sprinkling it on coffee, toast, yogurt, or cottage cheese. It can give an interesting twist to the flavors of chicken and ground meat.


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4. Turmeric has many health benefits

Turmeric and its major active ingredient curcumin are among the top most clinically studied spices and herbs today.

Turmeric has been used for over two thousand years in India as a food and traditional medicine native to India.

This magical spice is one of the best foods (or supplements) you can consume for your health and is the key ingredient in curry powder that gives the powder its yellow shade. But this relative of ginger is hardly just a flavor enhancer, as studies continue to show that curcumin contains powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, and even anti-cancer properties that render it a powerful, disease-fighting medicine in addition to being a culinary spice.

Below are just a few of the benefits of turmeric and curcumin:

  • help to maintain healthy cells with support against free radicals
  • help balances the health of your digestive system
  • help you maintain normal cholesterol levels to support your cardiovascular system
  • because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer`s disease
  • may prevent brain degenerative diseases including Parkinson`s disease
  • is a potent tool in the war against prostate cancer and dementia
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