We all have the power to turn our food into superfood: Just add spice.
Spices have been a hot commodity for thousands of years. Literally. At times, salt has ranked more valuable than gold. Cultures all over the world have turned to dried seeds and roots, cracked, ground, or cooked whole, to preserve their foods, strengthen their reserves, and nourish and heal their bodies.
On top of the long list of vitamins and minerals they deliver, spices have been proven to boost digestion, increase immunity, and fight inflammation. Whether mixed into coffee or rubbed into a roast, spices pack a wallop of nutritive benefits even when consumed in small amounts.
For maximum benefits with minimal effort, eat your spices regularly. Cook with our Golden Butter (ghee) which is naturally high in healthy fats and Omega-3s, and works to reduce inflammation, eliminate free radicals, and even lower stress. Find any excuse to take our Golden Honey by the spoonful, upping your amino acids and energy levels instantly. This is just our way of making it easy to get more healing superspices throughout the day..
Here are our top five spices for elevating everyday eating
1.Turmeric: The Superstar
Cancer-fighter, heart-helper, immunity booster, and digestive aid. Is there anything that turmeric doesn’t do?It’s one and only edible source of star antioxidant curcumin, and one of the best spices for overall health, wellness, and vitality.
2. Cinnamon : The Equalizer
Mineral-rich cinnamon’s true superpower is keeping blood sugar levels in check, which in turn helps lower the chances of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, muscle aches, and digestive issues.
3. Cardamom: The Super Soother
Loaded with naturally occurring minerals calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamin C, cardamom is the go-to spice for mellowing out respiratory ailments, colds and flus, and sluggish, unhappy guts.
4. Cumin: The Body’s BFF
The whole world loves cumin for its digestion-friendly ways. Packed with vitamins and minerals from A to zinc (and especially rich in copper, iron, and calcium), it also helps fortify bones and boost production of healthy red blood cells.
5. Saffron: The Happy Maker
The most expensive spice in the world, saffron contains both crocin and safranal – two compounds known for protecting mood-boosting serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It’s also one of the best blood purifiers around and may prevent anxiety, insomnia, and memory loss.