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Spicing Up Your Life Can Be Good For You

By March 21, 2012 April 15th, 2018 General Updates

In addition to enhancing the flavorful dishes you cook, spices provide additional health benefits you may not have realized…

According to a recent article in Long Island’s Newsday called “Spices Are Good for What Ails You,” there are numerous health benefits to adding spices to the foods that you eat. Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz count the ways that spices can improve your well-being in the list below:

  1. Fight cancer with a combination of horseradish, mustard and broccoli.
  2. Control your blood lipids (triglycerides and cholesterol) and reduce your insulin levels using:
    turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary, oregano, garlic powder or paprika.
  3. Ease tendinitis with anti-inflammatory curcumin (found in mustard).
  4. Improve circulation and reduce your risk of stroke with ginger.
  5. Battle ulcer-causing stomach bacteria, reduce your appetite and boost your metabolism with capsaicin (found in jalapeno peppers).
  6. Add spice to your romantic life with ginseng and saffron.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this article about “spicing up your life.” Thank you to our fabulous Front Desk Manager, Diane, for passing on the interesting article! As always, if you have any questions about insuring your property, home or car, you can count on Mackoul & Associates, Inc., to guide you in the right direction!

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