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Spice Rack

cinnamoncitrusgingerturmeric | mintsage

Cinnamon

Well known for its warm aroma, Cinnamon carries a dual identity as a spice and a medicine.

nutrients: manganese, fiber, iron and calcium

benefits:

  • boosts immune system
  • regulates blood sugar
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • reduces risk of certain cancers
  • helps prevent heart disease
  • promotes digestive health
  • heightens brain activity, including cognitive processing and memory
  • contains antibacterial properties

a dash of cinnamon in: papplesauce, what a pear, lip-smacking sweet potatoes, sweet on broccoli

Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods

Citrus

Citrus enhances the flavor of food and your health.

nutrients: vitamin C and folate

benefits:

  • boosts immune system
  • contains antioxidant properties
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • reduces risk of certain cancers
  • helps prevent heart disease

a squeeze of citrus in: tango with mango

Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods

Ginger

Renown in Asia for its distinct flavor, Ginger is prized for its aromatic, culinary and medicinal features.

nutrients: potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6

benefits:

  • boosts immune system
  • aids digestion
  • relieves nausea and vomiting
  • contains antioxidant properties
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • regulates blood flow
  • reduces risk of certain cancers

a pinch of ginger in: yummy bunny carrots

Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods

Turmeric

Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine.
nutrients: manganese, iron, vitamin B6 and dietary fiber

benefits:

  • reduces risk of childhood leukemia
  • boosts immune system
  • relieves nausea and vomiting
  • contains antioxidant properties
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • reduces risk of certain cancers

a pinch of turmeric in: goin’ back to cauli

Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods

Mint

Mint is an ancient herb with cool flavor and curative powers.

nutrients: vitamins B2, C and A, fiber, folate, iron and calcium

benefits:

  • boosts immune system
  • aids digestion
  • soothes tummies
  • promotes respiratory health
  • contains antioxidant properties
  • reduces risk of certain cancers
  • contains antibacterial properties

a hint of mint in: more peas, please

Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods

Sage

A legendary cure-all herb, Sage is highly regarded for both its sweet savory flavor and healing abilities.

nutrients: antioxidants and flavonoids

benefits:

  • contains antioxidant properties
  • acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • heightens brain activity, including cognitive processing and memory
  • contains antibacterial properties

a smidge of sage in: butternut squash-ed apples

Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods


 

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