Spice Up Your 2019 Healthy Eating

Posted by Spice Enthusiast on Apr 11th 2019

Spice Up Your 2019 Healthy Eating

The beginning of the New Year is a time for healthy eating. Most of us try to lose that ‘holiday weight’ we gained during the festive period; all those sweet treats and alcohol show up on the scale!

Cleaning up your diet has multiple benefits. It has a major role to play in weight loss, but it’s also a great way to detox. Those who eat clean tend to have better skin, better digestion, and don’t get sick as often.

The number one concern and complaint people have about healthy eating is that it doesn’t taste good. But the usual sauces and cheese we use to flavor our food are high in empty calories and we need to cut back on those.

Here are some spices to assist you on your clean eating journey without adding any calories:

Basil

Basil is a staple in Mediterranean cooking. The taste, for those who haven’t experienced basil, is peppery and minty. Basil is also a popular ingredient in Thai cuisine.

Use this herb to add freshness to your food. Our sweet basil can be used in chicken dishes as well as a flavoring to sauces. These leaves are a healthy source of Vitamin A, C, and B-6.

Cayenne

This chili is used all over the world, in Asian, Cajun, and southern-style food. It’s not particularly spicy, but it adds flavor to food and a hint of heat. A few studies have revealed that it acts as an appetite suppressant, so it could be beneficial for those trying to lose that extra weight. We offer premium quality cayenne pepper in all sizes for convenience.

Garlic

Garlic has always been known for its wonderful flavor and health benefits. It’s packed full of antioxidants and is known to be a natural antibiotic too. Back in the day, many people would have a clove of garlic a day for good health. Then came garlic capsules. But why have a capsule when you can incorporate it into your meals?

Garlic is known for its strong smell. Garlic pepper, on the other hand, is a great alternative. You get the garlic-y taste with a peppery kick. This seasoning is a great way to flavor red meats.

Ginger

Ginger is known for its heat. It isn’t spicy, but when consumed, has a warming effect. It’s popular in many savory dishes as well as desserts like gingerbread cookies and Christmas pudding. This root contains magnesium and vitamin C. it is known to relieve nausea and have helped many recover from a cold. Sprinkle some ginger powder when cooking up your healthy recipes.

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