It is always a good idea to store a variety of spices in your pantry. Check my list with 5 must have spices and why you should not miss them!
My No.1 on the list is Turmeric, the spice, that gives Curry that deep yellow color and it's pretty common in India not only as a spice but also as a medicine. Curcuma is the ingredient in turmeric with high anti inflammatory effects and it's one of the strongest antioxidants. Turmeric lowers bad cholesterol levels, therefore it's an ideal weight-loss supplement. It's also beneficial for your skin and it's constant use may reduce acne and keep your skin flawless and glowing.
Tip: Curry rice tastes always better, than simple plain rice!
Chili peppers have amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals such is Vitamin C, A, B6 and iron. It even contains more vitamin C than an orange, which helps to fight infections in our bodies. It does not only improve our immunity system but also maintain collagen, the protein found in our hair and nails, which keeps them strong. Chilies act as detoxifiers and stimulate the release of endorphins that are natural pain killers.
Tip: My Veggie Asian Noodles
Did you know, that Basil is the great anti stress solution? It helps fight cancer, reduce pain and fever and also to prevent diabetes, due to its ability to reduce blood sugar. Basil helps to detox your body with it's high anti-oxidant contents and prevent from weight gain!
Tip: What about some Caprese salad tonight?
With a high content of calcium, iron, vitamin K and fiber it makes the ideal herb for detoxifying the body and helps liver to function. It improves general health and keeps your body safe from some of the most dangerous illnesses.
Tip: Sprinkle some oregano over your morning scrambled eggs with few drops of olive oil
This powerful warm spice is packed with antioxidants and may even slow down the aging process. As little as ½ teaspoon of cinnamon daily can have positive effects on blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity and more, therefore you should keep it on your pantry all year round.