Spice Up Your Life!

I’ve been using a variety of spices in my meals for years.  I love experimenting with different flavors and taking something like a burger or chicken and simply by changing the spice blends I use, they become entirely different meals.

Spices are nutritional powerhouses as well.  For instance a half teaspoon of cinnamon – the one you find in your grocery store – will help balance blood sugar.  Turmeric is an excellent anti-inflammatory.  In fact, I’ve used it for overuse injuries and it’s better than NSAIDs – without the side effects.

Grilling meats can produce harmful, cancer-causing chemical compounds.  Research has found that by marinating the protein in an acid based marinade (lemon or another citrus juice, vinegar) and using spices like turmeric, rosemary and ginger you can reduce those harmful compounds by up to 40%!

Common black pepper is awesome.  It contains piperine, which increases the benefit of any other spice it is combined with.  For example when black pepper is mixed with turmeric it increased the effectiveness of turmeric 1000%!  I add black pepper to almost all my spice blends.  I put sage, rosemary, turmeric, chipotle powder and black pepper in my egg white omelet today – delicious!

Chinese 5 Spice Powder is a great go-to spice as it contains cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and black pepper!  Those are among the most powerful spices all in one blend. 

Experiment for yourself – it’s an easy and delicious way to make your meals healthier.  Why else do you think they say variety is the “spice” of life?

About amusico

I am a holistic health coach and independent nutritional consultant. All my coaching plans are based on my 3-D Living program and a big part of that are the Youngevity Products and Supplements I proudly offer! Visit my website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com and learn more about the products and my coaching plans!
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2 Responses to Spice Up Your Life!

  1. lori says:

    Hi Ann! Funny, the other nite i accidentally put cinnamon in my chicken burgers when i thought i was reaching for the cumin. Everyone said how good it smelled and asked me what it was! They tasted good, a little different but good… and healthy in other ways… then i read this and chuckled!

    • amusico says:

      Lori that’s funny! Actually cinnamon in meat is a very Greek thing. We make certain Greek dishes and the meat is always flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves! And it’s delicious! You gave your chicken burgers a Greek flair without even realizing it!

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