Every time you flavour your meals with herbs or spices you are literally increasing the nutritional value of your food. You are making your food turn into something extraordinary by adding colour, flavour, vitamins, and often medicinal properties.
Here are the reasons why ?
* Spices and Herbs maximise nutrient density: Herbs and spices contain antioxidants, minerals and multivitamins.
* Spices and Herbs Create a More Thermogenic Diet: Due to their nutrient density, they are thermogenic, which means they naturally increase your metabolism.
* Some Spices and Herbs Increase your Overall Feeling Of Fullness and Satiety, so you'll eat less: One study conducted at the Maanstricht University in the Netherlands showed that when one consumes an appetizer with half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes before each meal, it decreases their calorie intake by 10-16 percent.
* Spices and Herbs Have Real Medicinal Properties. For example. One 2003c trial of 60 people with type 2 diabetes reported that consuming as little as two teaspoons of cinnamon daily for six weeks, reduced blood-glucose levels significantly. It als improved blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, perhaps because insulin also plays its part in regulating the fats in your body.
Try Adding the Following Herbs and Spices to Your Food if You Have The Following Health Concerns:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are Pregnant or Breast feeding, please consult your health care consultant to advise you which herbs and spices you should avoid.
If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, wholefood supplements and organic cosmetics.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !