Diet & Nutrition

Spice up your life - Spices that help accelerate your health

We all know that food is fuel, but did you know that spices have an impact on your health and wellbeing too? In fact, their medicinal benefits were celebrated long before their culinary use was the norm. Here is a quick rundown on some of the most powerful herbs and spices around.

Turmeric

A powerful antioxidant with strong anti-inflammatory properties - this super spice has been said to prevent cancer, diabetes, alzheimers, arthritis, and even depression. Curcumin gives turmeric it’s unique color and many of the benefits associated with turmeric are all thanks to this unique compound. 

You can learn more about the benefits of curcumin and the 39 science-backed benefits of consuming it here. A simple way to sneak this spice into your diet is with our Deep Sleep Mode, simply add it to your evening cup of tea. Consumption of turmeric has a number of health benefits but be sure to consult a physician before incorporating it into your diet regularly.

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Sage

Do you often feel as though you are forgetting something? Believe it or not, sage can help! That’s right, it’s name is even derived from the Latin word salvere which means, “to save”. 

Recent studies have revealed promising findings that indicate that sage can potentially improve brain function, cognitive ability and memory. Researchers are hopeful that this herb could help with symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This plant has a long history of healing properties dating back to the middle-ages. So, don’t forget to incorporate sage into your diet or at-home cooking!

Ginger

If you have an upset stomach or are suffering from morning sickness, ginger is scientifically proven to help. The root of this popular flowering plant has been used for healing and nutrition for centuries. A close relative to turmeric, ginger has a number of healing properties. 

Studies have shown that ginger has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can reduce stomach pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, treat nausea, it could even help to reduce gastrointestinal cancer risks. It is time to have ginger more often than just when you have sushi! Consider trying it in a marinade, smoothie, or cup of tea.

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Rosemary

This is an herb that flies under the radar but when you break it down, it has numerous super powers. This common and easy to grow herb can help with hormone imbalance, reducing stress and inflammation, and even help with female and male balding. Rosemary also has neuroprotective properties and has been said to help reduce the risk of some cancers. 

The list of what makes this herb amazing is extensive and you can learn more about 9 powerful benefits of rosemary on the Happy Blog. This herb is easy to incorporate into your diet through cooking but you can also easily add it to your routine by taking natural supplements like our Hormone Harmony too.


A happier and healthier you

The use of spices and herbs for medicinal purposes extends to ancient history. For centuries society has depended on natural remedies for common ailments. The above mentioned herbs and spices are no exception. Remember that it is important to consult your physician before making a daily dietary change. All in all, these incredible plants taste amazing and might even be able to help you live a happier, healthier life. So, get creative and spice it up!

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