Top 10 spices for a healthier life


I’m sure you’re all familiar with the saying “you are what you eat.” When it comes to food, the flavor is one of the most important aspects. However, many people don’t realize that spices can also affect taste and health in a big way! There are so many different spices out there – here’s my list of some of my favorites for anyone looking to get started on their own spice journey.

  1. Turmeric: Curcumin in turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which provides relief from arthritis inflammation and pain.
  2. Garlic: Garlic’s active ingredient allicin helps to reduce blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around your artery walls and lowering cholesterol levels.
  3. Ginger: Ginger contains cineole which helps with nausea, vomiting or motion sickness as well as providing relief for morning sickness during pregnancy
  4. Cinnamon: has been shown to lower blood sugar levels which makes it helpful for diabetes prevention
  5. Black pepper:  this spice is very powerful when it comes to fighting off harmful bacteria and viruses.
  6. Cumin: Cumin is another spice with anti-inflammatory properties as well as antibacterial benefits.
  7. Cloves: these have antiseptic properties which make them effective in treating respiratory infections, colds, coughs, bronchitis etc…
  8. Nutmeg: stimulates the digestive system allowing for healthy bowel movements while also being able to kill intestinal parasites dueto its components called myristicin and elemicin present in it.  
  9. Cardamom: Cardamom has antimicrobial qualities making it an excellent choice of seasoning for food with high bacterial content like eggs or meat (particularly chicken), fish products such as prawn paste or dried shrimp
  10. Cayenne pepper: helps digestion, reduces pain in joints and muscles.