Cooking spices or seasonings are a concentrated source of disease fighting phenols that will add flavor to cooking and possible years to your life.
You can help prevent heart disease and diabetes by things you probably already have in the kitchen cabinets. Cooking spices. Cooking spices or seasonings are a concentrated source of disease fighting phenols that will add flavor to cooking and possible years to your life.
Cooking Spices that Prevent Heart Disease and Diabetes
All seasonings will add flavor to cooked foods, but take it a step farther by using these cooking spices that help prevent heart disease and diabetes: Allspice, cinnamon, cloves, mint, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon and turmeric are hard working spices that help prevent disease with their antioxidant properties.
The cooking spices must be used and consumed on a regular basis to provide the health benefits. Consuming regular doses (several times per week) of these cooking spices will reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Store Cooking Spices Properly for Greatest Health Benefits
All cooking spices should be stored in cool, dark place with lids screwed on tightly. Storing cooking spices in an open rack above the stove or in direct sunlight will cause the spices to loose the antioxidant potency quickly. Toss improperly stored cooking spices and re-stock with fresh bottles, and toss out all cooking spices that are over two years old.