Don't let the spice racks in your kitchen be just a decorative piece. There are many benefits to the herbs and spices you have in your home. They hold an abundance of natural healing ingredients that can also add great flavor to the foods you eat every day.Below is a list and you may well be surprised to learn of the many diverse ways for which they've proven so very useful.
- Cayenne - If you aren't plagued by spicy food, try sprinkling a dash of cayenne on your food. It contains an ingredient called capsaicin that stimulates saliva, stimulates digestion and accelerates your metabolism at a safer level.
- Basil- Traditionally given as a good luck present to home owners.Basil can be used to relieve gas and soothe stomach upsets.Basil can also be used as an essential oil to help control acne.
- Thyme- A popular culinary herb known for its strong flavor and high Iron content
- Garlic- Garlic cloves contain an odorless, sulphur-containing amino acid called alliin. Garlic has been touted as an excellent source of Vitamin C, and more recently as a natural antibiotic, a stimulus to the immune system, and a possible treatment for lowering high blood pressure
According to Dr Lydia Hazam:childhood obesity is already the leading cause of sustained high blood pressure in children. I was reading an article were it was stated that 1 out of 2 children will develop heart disease, and that by 12,70% of all american children have developed beginning stages of hardening of the arteries.
The American Heart Association states that among American children ages 2-19, the following are overweight or obese, using the 95th percentile or higher of body mass index (BMI) values on the CDC 2000 growth chart:
For non-Hispanic whites, 31.9 percent of males and 29.5 percent of females.
For non-Hispanic blacks, 30.8 percent of males and 39.2 percent of females.