7 Spices With Life Saving Benefits In YOUR Kitchen



By Kat Gal

I lived in Kenya several years ago.

What’s amazing about Kenya is the difference between food in Nairobi and the Coast.

The food in Nairobi is plain rice, ugali (cornmeal mush), cabbage and chard drenched in cooking oil and french fries. As a vegetarian I opted to skip the boiled chicken or beef. They use absolutely no spices, besides maybe some salt. As you can imagine, it’s pretty bland.

Nairobi locals kept telling me that the food on the Coast was so good. And they were right. As soon as I got to Mombasa and visited places up and down Coastal Kenya, there were certainly more options and MUCH more flavor.

Why? Because they use spices over there due to the Indian influence. And let me tell you, spices make a HUGE difference.

Spices have been an essential part of our world within cultures throughout the centuries. Spices help you create a variety of delicious dishes and allow cultural variety. As a world traveler nomad, trying different foods is kind of a big deal for me – and I imagine it probably is for anyone who enjoys good food.

Spices are much more than just flavors to your dishes. Spices help you to preserve food. Most importantly, spices are potent medicines, right within your reach!

Here are the top 7 most powerful medicinal spices in your kitchen that can help enhance your life, starting TODAY:

#1. Cinnamon:

  • Cinnamon helps your body to stabilize blood sugar.
  • It improves the glucose, lipids and blood sugar of type 2 Diabetics.
  • It is a great antifungal and fights candida infections.
  • It reduces your LDL cholesterol.
  • It helps with arthritis pain.
  • It is a great source of iron manganese, calcium and fiber.

How to use it?

  • Add cinnamon to your smoothies.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on your fruits and fruit salads.
  • Make raw and baked desserts with cinnamon.
  • Try cinnamon spiced apple ciders.

#2. Chili Peppers

  • Chili peppers are a great source of capsaicin.
  • They lower the risk of premature death.
  • They lower your risk of ischemic heart, respiratory diseases and cancer.
  • They help you recover from colds and sinus infections.

How to use them?

  • Make chili.
  • Do what Mexicans do: add chili to EVERYTHING. I mean it – chili on your mangos, lemons and on jicama and extra chili sauce on your tacos.
  • Make Mexican dishes, like Mexican rice. Get creative and use quinoa instead of rice.

#3. Garlic

  • Garlic is a powerful and natural antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral.
  • It kills parasites in your body.
  • It is amazing for your immune system.
  • It helps your circulations.
  • It balances your blood pressure.

How to use it?

#4. Ginger

  • Ginger is a powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal root.
  • It is a great anti-inflammatory plant.
  • It regulates your blood sugar.
  • It is great for your heart health.
  • It is a powerful painkiller.
  • It alleviates menstrual pain.

How to use it?

  • Make ginger tea.
  • Use it in your green juices.
  • Make an apple-ginger shot by juicing one knob of garlic and half an apple.
  • Bake gingerbread cookies.

#5. Sage

  • Sage is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb.
  • It controls your glycemic index.
  • It is safe as a natural antioxidant.
  • It safely increases HDL cholesterol.

How to use it?

  • Use sage over baked vegetables and potatoes.
  • Spice your salad with some sage.
  • Flavor your pasta dishes and homemade pizzas with sage.

#6. Oregano

  • Oregano is powerful against colds and the flu.
  • It helps your allergy symptoms.
  • It kills parasites in your body.
  • It helps you with fatigue.
  • It is an excellent anti-inflammatory.

How to use it?

  • Use oregano in your pasta dishes.
  • Put some oregano on your homemade pizzas.
  • Sprinkle oregano over baked potatoes and vegetables.
  • Use oregano oil internally if you have a cold.

#7. Turmeric

  • Turmeric is full of antioxidants.
  • It is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb.
  • It is a potent antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral root.
  • It may prevent cancer.
  • It reduces pain in your body.
  • It may help with Alzheimer’s and other neurological conditions.

How to use it?

  • Make turmeric tea, or turmeric-ginger tea.
  • Add turmeric to your green juice.
  • Make yellow curry with turmeric.
  • Add sliced turmeric into your salads or vegetable dishes.
  • Supplement with turmeric.

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What other spices do you use on a regular basis? Do you have any recipes or tips to use these 7 spices? Share with us in the comments below!


Kat Gal

Kat Gal

Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
Kat Gal


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