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8 Herbs To Eat

8 of the World's Healthiest Spices & Herbs You Should Be Eating Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Chile Peppers Ginger Chile peppers contains capsaicin, the compound that gives fresh chiles, and spices including cayenne and chipotle, their kickStudies show that capsaicin can increase the body's metabolic rate and may stimulate brain chemicals that help us feel less hungry. Studies show ginger extracts can help reduce nausea caused by morning sickness or following surgery or chemotherapy. But ginger is also packed with inflammation-fighting compounds, such as gingerols, which some experts believe may hold promise in fighting some cancers and may reduce the aches of osteoarthritis and soothe sore muscles. May help: Boost metabolism. May help: Soothe an upset stomach, fight arthritis pain. Turmeric Cinnamon Turmeric, is used in India to help wounds heal; it's also made into a tea to relieve colds and respiratory problems. Modern medicine confirms some solid-gold health benefits as well; most are associated A few studies suggest that adding cinnamon to food-up to a teaspoon a day, usually given in capsule form-might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar, by lowering post-meal blood-sugar spikes. Other studies suggest the effects are limited at with curcumin, a compound in turmeric that has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has been shown to help relieve pain of arthritis, injuries and dental procedures; it's also being studied for its potential in managing heart disease, best. diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. May help: Stahilize hlood sugar. May help: Quell inflammation, inhibit tumors. Saffron Parsley Saffron has long been used in traditional Persian medicine as a mood lifter, usually steeped into a medicinal tea or used to prepare rice. Research from Iran's Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital at Tehran University of Medical Sciences has found that saffron may help to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and depression. University of Missouri scientists found that this herb can actually inhibit breast cancer-cell growth. In the study, animals that were given apigenin, a compound abundant in parsley (and in celery), boosted their resistance to developing cancerous tumors. Experts recommend adding a couple pinches of minced fresh parsley to your dishes daily. May help: Lift your mood. May help: Inhibit breast cancer-cell growth. Rosemary Rosemary is often used in marinades for meats and poultry, and Sage there's scientific wisdom behind that tradition: rosmarinic acid and other antioxidant compounds in the herb fight bacteria and prevent meat from spoiling, and may even make cooked meats healthier. In March 2010, Kansas State University researchers reported that adding rosemary extracts to ground beef helped prevent the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAS)- cancer-causing compounds produced when meats are grilled, Herbalists recommend sipping sage tea for upset stomachs and sore throats, a remedy supported by one study that found spraying sore throats with a sage solution gave effective pain relief. And preliminary research suggests the herb may improve some symptoms of early Alzheimer's disease by preventing a key enzyme from destroying acetylcholine, a brain chemical involved in memory and learning. In another study, college students who took sage extracts in capsule form performed significantly better on memory tests, and their broiled or fried. May help: Enhance mental focus, fight foodborne bacteria. moods improved. May help: Preserve memory, soothe sore throats. 2007 Canadian Spice and Herbs Exports United States Sri Lanka Source(s): Netherlands Indonesia- Japan Indonesia 2% Other Japan 12% Other 3% Netherlands GOURMANDIA 4% CANADA United States 58% Sri Lanka 21%

8 Herbs To Eat

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This week is National Herb Week, so here is an infographics about 8 herbs you should eat. 8 herbs with their health benefits.




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