Spice it up and feel the benefits.

I’m always talking about spices and what a great way it is to make food taste good. In previous blogs, I’ve also written about the benefits of spices for those who work out. 

Now in another study, a more recent one, the study showed that those added six grams of certain spices had lower inflammation markers than those who had no spices whatsoever. The study showed that when you mix spices in with meals that may be high in fats or high carbs, it can make the meal more palatable than if you added in no spices. 

The spices used in this study was a blend of basil, bay leaf, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, oregano, parsley, red pepper, rosemary, thyme and turmeric. Previous research showed that spices like ginger and turmeric had a positive impact on inflammatory responses of the body. Chronic inflammation has been shown to cause outcomes like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and overweight and obesity. Research has shown that inflammation can spike when a person eats a meal high in fat or sugar.

Although, this study didn’t establish which spices do what, the researchers concluded that you might want to mix up the spices that you use. Enjoy your food and experience the benefits of great tasting food. You may want to look at previous blogs I’ve written on the Pat’s Gym website to see which spices have been proven to be good for you.