My spice cabinet has completely changed post-infection! This “immunity blend” is nice if you’re looking for a way to add some flavor and boost your immune system. I put it on everything. Just used it cooking hash browns for breakfast. Used it last night for mashed sweet potatoes. I still have to be careful what I eat, so it’s nice to give the old standby foods (like sweet potatoes) a little different flavor. Anyway, I love food, and I am grateful to finally be able to eat more things. I double love food that tastes good and benefits myself. Here’s what I shared about the benefits (per Ayurveda, not the FDA 😉 ) of these particular spices if you’re interested:
Turmeric is a detoxifying agent. It naturally cleanses the liver and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Since this spice is anti-inflammatory it reduces your risk of cancer and helps with weight management. Turmeric also has some benefits with Alzheimer’s, depression, and arthritis. Turmeric is best absorbed when paired with a healthy fat.
Black pepper is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps maintain a healthy colon. When combined with turmeric it increases the bioavailability of the active ingredient curcumin 3-fold. Black pepper heats the body to help deepen the affect of the rest of the spices.
Cumin improves energy and helps balance blood sugar. Cumin improves digestion by stimulating the pancreas to produce more pancreatic enzymes. It supports the proliferation of good microbes as well as detoxification of the intestinal tract.
Coriander is an antibacterial and detox spice that helps the liver chelate metals. It is high in Vitamin C to support the adrenals. Its properties are enhanced when combined with fennel.
Fennel is one of the best spices available to relieve constipation. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices to improve the absorption of nutrients from food. It is one of Ayurveda’s favorite lymph movers.
Ginger helps kill bad bacteria and viruses making it great for preventing and healing colds. It is a natural anti-inflammatory spice that soothes and relaxes your intestinal tract.
Cinnamon has been shown to stabilize blood sugar. It is used to balance digestion and inhibit bacterial growth.
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