My kitchen spice rack is like my own little pharmacy, and I try to incorporate its contents into each and every meal, from stir-fries to smoothies.
The dried parts of plants can add flavor and color to any dish and keep food free of harmful invaders, not to mention, spices are powerful antioxidants packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties can help keep the immune systems robust.
Spices have been shown to prevent and treat more than 100 different conditions. Research has found that the low dementia rate in India is due, in part, to the culture's high intake of turmeric, while cancer rates have also been shown to be lower in countries that use more spices.
If you are looking to work the healing benefits of spices into your everyday eating, here are some fun ideas to explore: