Wednesday, October 12, 2016

8 Type Spice Rich Benefits Healthy

Nusantara food rich in spices. Be grateful for it. Not only because the spices can enhance the flavor of food, but also full of health benefits as described below.

curry powder

The main ingredient of curry powder is turmeric contains curcumin that are anti-inflammatory 50 times more powerful than vitamin C or E, "said Bharat Aggarwal, MDPhD, a professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and author of Healing Spices.

There is one study that showed that curcumin can inhibit the growth of certain breast cancer cells. There are also other studies which suggested kukurmin able to protect us from colon cancer.


Cooking at high temperatures will produce compounds called heterocyclic amines, which are cancer-causing free radicals, obviously Hannah El-Amin, RD, a dietitian at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

But if you membubui groceries with Rosemary before cooking, the formation of heterocyclic amines would be reduced by 84 percent, according to a study at Kansas State University.


One teaspoon of oregano is not only contains six micrograms of vitamin K, but it also contains antioxidants in the same amount. Research shows that oregano can help ward off stomach flu.

"Bacteria are often hitch a ride on the food we eat, and oregano can keep them from multiplying and making us sick," said Bazilian.


Blood sugar levels fluctuate rapidly may encourage hunger. Antioxidant compounds in cinnamon can help prevent it by improving the way your cells metabolize glucose, a clear El-Amin.

Research shows that eating half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can reduce the risk factors for diabetes and heart disease within six weeks.


In addition to helping relieve abdominal pain, spice this one is also able to reduce the risk of pain after exercise.

People who consume a teaspoon of powdered ginger daily for 11 days decreased muscle aches associated with the exercise, by 25 percent, compared with those taking a placebo, according to a scientific study.


Nutmeg can help prevent cavities. "The mouth is a hotbed of bacteria, and nutmeg can fight germs because it contains antibacterial compounds," said Bazilian.

Nutmeg contains macelignan, which can reduce plaque formation by 50 percent, according to the researchers in Italy.


The compound capsaicin in chili peppers can improve your body's thermostat, accelerates metabolism and help you burn calories and fat.


One tablespoon of cumin seeds meet the daily needs of 22 percent of your iron. This mineral is useful to help keep your energy level, in order to stay high and keep your immune system stay fit.

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