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10 Healing herbs and spices for optimum health

7/1/2014 - Spices are widely used for increased health and well-being. Young adults, the elderly and anyone who is looking to find a healthier way of living can benefit from using spices when they cook meals. Just adding a few tasty spices to a meal is all that it takes. For those who are not likely to cook, or...

Paprika is a great spice to assist your cardiovascular system

2/8/2014 - The bell pepper family brings a lot of positive things to the table without a doubt. One of its most recognized members is paprika and it happens to be quite appreciated for the particular taste that it provides to various dishes. Paprika, as with other members of its family, is filled with capsaicin,...

Cloves, a traditional Christmas spice with healing properties

11/13/2013 - Cloves are often associated with Christmas recipes such as mulled wine and Christmas cake and not widely used in western culture or cuisine outside of the Christmas period. However, cloves have health benefits which could be enjoyed the whole year round. Cloves are native to Indonesia but the region...

FDA: Many common cooking spices may contain bug parts, rodent hairs

11/12/2013 - Hiding inside your pepper grinder and cumin shaker could be things like rodent hairs, bug parts and even salmonella, claims a new report recently put out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Entitled "Pathogens and Filth in Spices," the report alleges that up to 12 percent of all U.S. spice...

Unraveling food industry lies - Many honey and spice products are counterfeit

10/27/2013 - It might be a hard pill for many people to swallow, but a significant segment of the food industry is built on a foundation of lies and deception. Grocery store and supermarket shelves everywhere are literally filled to the brim with products that claim to be one thing, but are really something else,...

15 health-enhancing reasons to enjoy clove spice every day

10/22/2013 - If you're seeking a way to prevent cancer, solve periodontal issues or add more zest to your sex life, clove may be the answer. Used throughout history and a significant herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, clove is a common, but often overlooked, spice. With an exceptionally high oxygen radical...

Cinnamon levels up from common spice to 'super' health food

8/8/2013 - A team of scientists elevated the prized spice, cinnamon, from its culinary applications to a loftier stratum as a promising molecular weapon for combating chronic diseases. Researchers from various fields, including Kiram Panickar, Heping Cao, Bolin Qin and Richard A. Anderson, collaborated in making...

Use these six amazing spices to burn fat fast

3/29/2013 - Spices can turn mundane bland foods into culinary delights, and that's there primary use in our modern world. Some "foodies" recognize how they support health as well, sometimes as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, or a combination of any or all of those attributes. But...

Brew up a wealth of healthful benefit with chai tea

12/12/2012 - Next time you are savoring a creamy cup of Indian chai tea, here's something to ponder: The characteristic spicy flavor is also what makes chai outrageously healthy. Cinnamon, ginger, clove, anise and black tea are superfoods in their own right and should be enjoyed often. What better way than in a...

Allergies to 'spices' affect millions of Americans, but often go largely undiagnosed

11/18/2012 - If you have one, chances are you are unaware of it, or at least largely unsure about its precise cause. But believe it or not, allergies to common spices such as garlic, cinnamon, or onion powder afflict millions of Americans, many of whom recognize that certain foods upset their digestive tracts or...

The amazing health benefits hidden in your spice cabinet

10/10/2012 - Bachelors view them as unnecessary complications. Beginning chefs view them as mysterious and intimidating ingredients only to be used by those with more experience. But herbs and spices should be a tool in every cook's arsenal, because in addition to adding delicious flavors to all types of dishes,...

Seven ways that taking ginger can spice up your health

9/8/2012 - Cultivated and used medicinally for thousands of years all around the world, ginger root is a powerful medicinal herb that offers a variety of unique health benefits. When taken regularly in therapeutic doses, ginger root can effectively cure nausea; promote healthy digestion; boost immunity; treat...

Ancient curry spice boosts innate immune response to fight infection and chronic disease

5/31/2012 - The ancient curry spice known as turmeric and its bioactive component, curcumin have been revered in the world of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 2500 years. The flavorful, orange-yellow spice has been theorized to help prevent digestive cancers and improve measures of cognition and brain health as...

Skip the pie and enjoy a healthy dessert this Thanksgiving

11/25/2011 - Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for gathering with friends and family and reflecting upon all of the good things in life. Unfortunately, the holiday meal usually involves indulging in unhealthy fat-filled and carbohydrate-loaded foods that leave dinner guests feeling bloated, run-down and guilty. Avoid...

Turmeric spice could have cured pancreatic cancer that killed Steve Jobs, suggests oncologist

10/27/2011 - Though it has the highest mortality rate of all forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is largely preventable and treatable through simple dietary and lifestyle changes, says Dr. Robert Wascher, MD, a surgical oncologist from California. In a recent interview with Newsmax Health Wascher explained how the...

Culinary spices can help lower triglyceride levels

9/21/2011 - Adding enough of the right kind of spices to your food can partially offset the negative health impact of a high-fat meal, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Sheila West, PhD, associate professor of bio-behavioral health at Penn State University and lead researcher for...

Turmeric and cinnamon combine to lower insulin and triglycerides triggered by high fat meals

8/31/2011 - Many spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease. Researchers from Penn State publishing in The Journal of Nutrition provide strong evidence that these potent spices provide...

Spice up your sex life with this simple curry spice

6/25/2011 3:51:59 PM - A new study conducted by researchers from both Applied Science and Nutrition, an Australia-based scientific and consulting company, and the University of Queensland's medical school have found that the curry spice fenugreek livens up a lot more than just food. Based in their findings, men who consume...

New study - You can literally spice up your love life with spices

4/9/2011 - Drugs for pumping up sex lives come with a long list of potentially bothersome and even dangerous side effects. But scientists from the University of Guelph have come up with evidence natural aphrodisiacs exist. In fact, if you want to spice up your sex life, try doing it literally -- with spices. Specifically,...

This Indian spice packs a powerful anti-cancer punch

3/11/2011 - Known as a staple in the Indian diet, turmeric and its powerful derivative compound curcumin have rapidly gained attention as a potent antioxidant compound that is used to prevent and treat many forms of cancer. Curcumin is taking its rightful place among a small handful of agents that fight cancer...

The golden spice saffron has golden health benefits too

12/18/2010 - Saffron is a reddish-golden colored spice derived from the styles and stigmas of the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). Used primarily as a seasoning agent for cooking and a coloring agent, Saffron also has numerous health benefits that make it one of nature's most powerful herbs. The...

Spice from Big Pharma: Find out the Truth about Legal Marijuana

10/24/2010 - A new product is being sold in convenience stores, smoke shops, and other places around the country called "Spice" or "K2." It`s sold as an incense, but is considered a marijuana alternative to many - who smoke it as if it were cannabis. While it claims to be natural and made of only herbs, the concoction...

You Can Spice Up Your Life with Versatile Ginger

10/3/2010 - Ginger is a warming spice and its strong taste and stimulating effect on the body makes it an effective medicinal spice. It has been used to treat yellow-fever and malaria, and Chinese sailors chewed ginger root for seasickness thousands of years ago. Vertigo and motion sickness responded better to...

New hope for liver disease: curcumin in tumeric spice fights liver damage and cirrhosis

9/28/2010 - For countless centuries, turmeric has been used not only as a spice but as a healing aid in traditional Asian medicine. For example, historically it has been consumed to help gastrointestinal problems, arthritic pain, and a lack of energy. And in recent years, scientists have documented that tumeric...

Popular Asian spice can cure Alzheimer's disease

9/17/2010 - Nature is full of various herbs and spices that protect against disease and even treat and cure it. And according to Chris Kilham, an ethnobotanist and Fox News' "Medicine Hunter", turmeric root -- also known in its extract form as curcumin -- is one such powerful spice that appears to both prevent...

Cinnamon spice helps prevent diabetes

10/5/2009 - When it comes to health care reform in America, if we hope to make real progress, we've got to consider safe, affordable solutions that really work to prevent disease. There's hardly a better example of this than cinnamon and its ability to help regulate blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Here, you'll...

Essential Oils in Common Spices Kill Sickness-Causing Germs in Food

10/3/2009 - When people talk about getting "food poisoning", they usually mean they became ill because of bacteria that contaminated something they ate. Some who comes down with this kind of foodborne disease simply has an upset stomach. But in far too many cases serious health problems and even death can occur,...

Common Spices Work Better than Aspirin to Stop Blood Clots

6/16/2009 - Spices do a whole lot more than liven up food. New research has found that the active ingredients in several common spices prevent platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times better than aspirin, and without the side effects. Scientists in India have done extensive testing to determine...

Cinnamon is the Wonder Spice for Health and Wellbeing

6/12/2009 - Cinnamon is well known as the world's oldest spice. It has a beautiful warm aroma that makes it an inviting ingredient to add to food. In the past Cinnamon was seen as an expensive luxury that was used as an aphrodisiac, and as it was more expensive to buy than silver, many people simply used it as...

Indian Curry Spices Explained

5/24/2009 - While some Indian spices are commonly found on the home spice rack, few understand just how potent these spices are in their freshest form. Understanding the health benefits of each ingredient is key to optimizing home cooked meals for the particular needs of the family. This article will summarize...

Health Secrets of the Home Spice Rack Explained

5/20/2009 - In centuries past, spices traded for gold. Voyagers searched the world over for the culinary and medicinal values provided by certain plants. In the days before the Industrial Revolution and the burning of fossil fuels, a person's sense of smell was said to be much greater than today. The scent of herbs...

Researchers Find Natural Help for Arthritis and Parkinson's Disease: Curry Spice and Grapes

11/20/2008 - The national Neuroscience 2008 conference is underway in Washington, D.C., presenting cutting edge research on the whole spectrum of diseases impacting the brain and nervous system. Breaking news from Johns Hopkins scientists presented at the meeting suggests several natural substances could be effective...

Spices: A Wealth of Health Benefits that Make Food Taste Great

10/23/2008 - Spices do more than make food taste great. Recent research is showing that spices can promote health and well being through a series of actions that are anti-aging and inhibiting of degenerative disease. The vegetarian diet so often associated with good health and lack of disease relies heavily on the...

Salads, Dressing, Spices and Desserts in a Raw Food Lifestyle

6/26/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life, which can be found at (http://thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Nomi Shannon shares on salads, dressings, spices and desserts in a raw lifestyle. The Healthiest Year of Your Life with Nomi Shannon,...

Surprise Ingredients in Fast Food

11/3/2007 - The movie Supersize Me has probably had more of an effect than the producers anticipated. Since then, in the fast food industry, there has been a market trend promoting menu items that appear to be healthy. But most of these menu items have ingredients that health conscious consumers would prefer to...

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