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Spices add colour to our food, isn’t it? Taste buds bless us when there is the right amount of spices in our food. They take food to a whole new level. These spices do not only tease our taste buds but also have a lot of benefits. Some have nutritional values and some medicinal. But excessive use of spices in our diet may also harm us in many ways. Let’s take a look on why we should include spices in our diet.
Turmeric (haldi) is one of the spices that we use often in our food. It is very useful during an inflammation in the body. It also acts as an anti depressant. The famous ‘haldi wala doodh’ is actually for the overall well being of the body and the mind.
The asafoetida (hing) that we use which spices up a ‘dal’ has medicinal benefits too. It relieves pain caused by gas formation. It is also known to cure the whooping cough.
We often use cinnamon (daalchini) in our pastries and cake to bring in that woody flavour. Lesser known is the fact that it works as an antioxidant. It includes polyphenols which help reduce blood sugar levels. Cinnamon in your diet keeps the insulin away.
Clove (Laung) is one such spice which has a very strong taste. Stuff a clove near your aching tooth and forget the pain. It’s that effective. It also helps in the process of digestion.
Cumin (zeera) is a very basic ingredient in Indian curries. It not adds up to the taste but also acts as an iron supplement. Who knew! Elders say it also cures dysentery, but excessive zeera may lead to dysentery. So you know what I mean!
Hectic day? Ah! A cup of masala tea is the solution. This type of tea is famous in India. It has spices like nutmeg, clove, cardamom, cinnamon and so on. All the medicinal values in one! No doubt it works wonder.
Now we know why we need a little masala in our lives. When spices are organic, these enrich not only the taste but also its beneficial values. Organic is the new spice of life! Click here to add some more spice in your life and most importantly your diet.
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