Spices make our dishes complex and tasty but they’re an important part of a wholesome diet as well. Besides being delicious the spices in our foods may be helping our bodies combat against common diseases and ailments. There are five spices essential to your spice cabinets that aren’t just a great addition to your favorite dinner but for your overall health.
1. Turmeric: Known for its bright yellow color turmeric is a member of the ginger family and found in practically all curry spice blends. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Studies have even shown that turmeric may help to protect your body against certain types of cancers. Next time you’re making a stir-fry, add turmeric into the oil before the vegetables are added.