Good Health Spices I Use Every Day

As long as we were discussing working out and our health this week, I thought I would share with you the three spices I eat every single day…and have for months.  They are cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and turmeric.I actually put a dash of cayenne pepper and cinnamon in my morning protein shake (Who doesn’t need a little kick in the morning).  The shake consists of a cup of Almond Milk, a scoop of the Whole Food Protein Mix by Juice Plus, a pinch of chia seeds, a pinch of flaxseeds, and a few chucks of frozen mango…with the spices of course.It is a delicious way to start my day…I make this concoction after I return from the gym in the morning.  Now, the turmeric is in my tea which I drink on ice later in the morning every day.

Here are the benefits of each which convinced me to begin a daily routine with the spices…all areas I need help in…

Cinnamon

  1. Source of Antioxidants
  2. Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  3. Protects Heart Health
  4. Fights Diabetes
  5. Helps Defend Against Cognitive Decline & Protects Brain Function
  6. Fights Infections & Viruses
  7. Naturally Freshens Breath
  8. Natural Sweetner 

Cayenne Pepper

  1. Helps Digestion. One of the major cayenne pepper benefits is the positive effect it has on the digestive system
  2. Relieves Migraine Pain
  3. Prevents Blood Clots
  4. Provides Detox Support
  5. Relieves Joint and Nerve Pain
  6. Supports Weight Loss
  7. Works as Anti-Irritant
  8. Boosts Metabolism
  9. (My observation) After using just a little every day for a long time, I am tolerating and enjoying spicy food better. Which living in San Antonio is a good thing! 

Tumeric

  1. Increases the antioxidant capacity of the body
  2. Natural anti-inflammatory compound
  3. Should help prevent heart disease

Are there any spices you use every day?  Please share your secrets…..

Keep Smiling!

6 Comments

  1. Big fan of spices here! I use cinnamon every day in my coffee and on my oatmeal. Love cayenne in anything because I love hot, spicy food. I have read about the benefits of these things and have to keep reminding myself to use them often. I don’t use turmeric as much, though know I should. How do you use that in tea? I don’t like hot tea unless it’s herbal, but I do like iced tea (have to hold myself back from turning it into sweet tea, which is a weakness!) I have tried to use the turmeric in dishes when cooking, but often forget. I also use Ancho powder and cumin a lot. And smoked Spanish paprika, which has some health benefits too and it’s wonderful! Spices add so much flavor to dishes!

    1. Occasionally, I throw the turmeric in a veggie dish. It gives it an Eastern taste. Thanks for sharing Karen

  2. I have started drinking a Golden Latte just about every day. it contains 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, a bit of freshly ground nutmeg, a pinch of cayenne and enough stevia to sweeten to taste…all in 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk. I heat it and drink…often as a dessert. It is also good chilled.

    As well, I brew my coffee with ground cinnamon included in the ground coffee.

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