Fab Food Friday- Spice Up Your Life!!
Spice up your diet, health, and life with surprise…SPICES! Not only, are spices used to flavor your vegetables and proteins but certain spices have incredible health benefits. Nutritionists say to kick up your diet by adding colorful fruits and vegetables, but adding colorful vibrant spices like Turmeric and Cayenne can take your lean chicken and root veggie medley to the next level.
Indian food is known for its wide use of spices, along with being an extremely vegetable and lean protein-based diet. Get adventurous with your next dinner and try this classic delicious 1) Tandoori Chicken, which is covered in heath boosting spices like Cumin and Turmeric. Cumin is powerful as a natural antibacterial, killing Helicobacter Pylori the bacteria linked to ulcers. Along with being a good source of iron and lowering blood-glucose levels. Turmeric is a potent antioxidant, and some studies say have shown signs of improving the effectiveness of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. A great side to add to your chicken is 2) Garbanzo Stew, or the perfect alternative for any vegetarians at your table. Garbanzo beans are protein packed legumes and extremely filling. Both recipes call for Garam Masala a blend of spices commonly used in most Indian cuisine. Garam Masala can contain super spices like; cinnamon: that contains iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber, black cumin, which is an anti-inflammatory easing the pain of arthritis, and ginger that has stomach calming attributes. For dessert, we chose a refreshing 3) Rice’s Pudding, not only is it a simple sweet treat; it will clam your taste buds from the spicy Indian dishes. This Rice Pudding’s recipe ingredients include cloves and cinnamon, two spices with serious anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
To be honest the amount of these super spices in the following dishes, does not mean your body will now be benefiting from the spices great power. But knowing these spices all have secret health promoting properties might encourage you to use them in more of your cooking. You can also pick up these spices in concentrated pill or oil form to digest. This way, you will really absorb the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial benefits of super spices boosting your immune and body’s overall system.
Have a Fab Food Friday and if you try out any of these super recipes, we want to hear what you think!
Click after the jump for links to recipes and interesting articles about the importance of spicing up your life!
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1. Click Here- Tandoori Chicken
2. Click Here- Garbanzo Stew
3. Click Here- Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)