The spice cabinet is an essential part of every kitchen. You can’t make delicious food without it; this is doubly so in the case of Indian food. But spices have more to offer than just making your food taste flavorful. Many of them have secondary medicinal properties. Below are some of the best and most common spices that have medicinal properties and you can store them in insulated food containers in your kitchen.
Ginseng will help you to boost your energy levels and increase the speed of your metabolism. Panax ginseng especially has multiple weight loss benefits.
- Cayenne Pepper
The capsaicin content of cayenne pepper (capsaicin is the compound that makes cayenne pepper spicy) can actually help you to combat obesity. Capsaicin will help shrink your fat tissue, lower your caloric intake, and decrease your blood fat levels. It can also help to resist the buildup of fat by actually triggering beneficial protein changes inside your body. This is most likely due to the heat aspect of capsaicin. It can temporarily increase thermogenesis, the process that lets your body burn fat o generate heat.
Cinnamon has long been used as a metabolism booster and blood sugar regulator. It’s a great seasoning for people suffering from diabetes or diabetic symptoms. The wonder spice can drastically decrease your blood sugar levels, the level of LDL “bad” cholesterol, and triglycerides. It also has the ability to improve your glucose metabolism by up to 20 times.
- Black Pepper
Black pepper is a great spice that just about everyone is guaranteed to have in their homes. Pepper has a substance known as piperine which is responsible for black pepper’s pungent flavor. Piperine also prevents the formation of new fat cells and helps to burn calories when you combine it with capsaicin.