Most people think spices flavor only food, but there are many spices that have shown to have health benefits, especially for supercharge digestion.
While there are many spices, here are five of the most common that can help with digestive issues:
This spice comes from a flowering vine. The fruit is harvested and dried yielding peppercorns. When the peppercorns are ground, a chemical called piperine is released and stimulates the digestive system by increasing the flow of saliva and gastric juices, helping supercharge digestion. This, in turn, helps to reduce indigestion, gas and bloating.
Black peppercorns can be added to food during the cooking process or the ground pepper added to meals.
This slightly sweet spice comes from the seed pods of the plant. It can supercharge digestion by reducing flatulence and be used as an antiseptic when applied to help heal infections.
It is commonly used in Middle Eastern dishes, but can also be added to tea and used as a drink.
Coriander is used as a condiment or garnishes in East Indian dishes for flavoring. But for those that have Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea or IBS-D, the oil from the seed can be more beneficial as it can help with diarrhea. It is antispasmodic which helps relax the digestive muscles.
Addition, it has anti-oxidant properties too which help protect cells from free radicals.
Used frequently in Mexican and East Indian foods to supercharge digestion. Cumin not only provides a unique flavor to food but to reduces flatulence and aids in digestion as well. Because of the compound Cuminaldehyde in its essential oil, it boots the digestive process into high gear while you still chewing food by activating the salivary glands in the mouth.
It can supercharge digestion due to another compound called thymol which stimulates the acids, bile, and enzymes in the stomach and digestive tract making for a more complete breakdown of food.
When ground cumin is mixed with water and drank, it can help relieve a stomach ache.
Turmeric came from a root of a plant in the ginger family, this spice has been used for over 2,500 years in East Indian food to treat excess acidity and supercharge indigestion.
It is also used to stop the growth of the bacterium H pylori which can cause stomach ulcers and even stomach cancer.
In addition, it can treat a whole host of conditions from cuts, burns, and bruises when used topically to serving as a potent painkiller that is just as effective as ibuprofen.
By incorporating these five spices into your food can supercharge digestion along with relieving many other health-related symptoms. In many instances, they work better than prescription or over-the-counter medications.
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