Many forms of traditional medicine laud the power of culinary spices, and with good cause. Science has taken the trouble to fact-check whether these items one can buy right of the grocery store do in fact help the body and the good news is that many do. One of the winners is chili pepper, which may have the power to ward of obesity. Research has shown that eaters with a propensity to eat chili tend to last up to two decades, more or less, than the rest of us. Other good for you spices include turmeric, which is full of antioxidant power, garlic which has power to heave-ho a cold, a skill also been backed by scientific research. Then there’s cinnamon, which has proven abilities to aid cognition, and cardamom, which is anti-inflammatory and possibly assistive towards a variety of complaints, including epilepsy and hypertension.
- Chili pepper has been proven to not only make you live longer, but also protect you against obesity.
- Although research is still in its infancy, cardamom is suspected to help ward off cancer and lower blood pressure.
- Cinnamon makes you smarter by helping the brain retain new information and healthier by reducing the risk of heart disease.
“even many of the most common spices you’ll find at the supermarket can have some remarkable health benefits, such as helping you lose weight, boost your brain power and help you recover from common illnesses.”