There is a difference between food and tasty food. A dish may only fulfil your appetite but may not fulfil the need for good taste. The one ingredient which after adding can fulfil both your needs of appetite and taste are spices. These are herbs that are grown in fields like normal plants but their benefit is paramount.
They are added in small quantities but their aroma can spread to several metres so that your neighbour can also develop hunger. But spices are not just meant for taste in Ayurveda hermits have discussed the health benefits of different spices.
Spices were unknown to the western world till the 17th or 18th century as most of the spices were found in India. Explorers like Vasco Da Gama and many others who intentionally landed on the coast of India came to know about the variety of spices Indians use in their daily life. Earlier when modern medicine didn’t exist several of the spices which we would be discussing in the article we used to heal wounds, allergies, pain etc.
This is the reason men in those days hardly suffered from the dilemma of taking pills like Fildena 100 and Cenforce 100 and at the same time being termed as healthy. In this article, we shall talk about the effects of different spices on men’s health.
One of the most commonly used spices in almost every food we eat is Turmeric. And you would be glad to know that it has tremendous health benefits. It is added tofood to give the yellow colour and its peculiar taste that adds flavour. But turmeric is also a useful antioxidant that helps to fight harmful free radicals.
Free radicals react with fatty acids, DNA and proteins. Free radicals are unpaired electrons that have the tendency to damage cells and tissues resulting in faster ageing and weakening of the immune system.
The main ingredient in turmeric, curcumin is actually the real fighter against free radicals. Doctors many times give supplements to men who are deficient in antioxidants. So, why take pills for antioxidants when regular turmeric (either powder or raw) can do the same job. This was not the issue earlier because most people ate only home-cooked food that already contained a significant amount of turmeric. But as modernisation and globalisation took place people became busy and they had no time for home-cooked.
People wanted readymade food which comes in packed form, such food mostly lacks basic nutrients hence deficiency of antioxidants is not a surprise.
Black Pepper is another very common spice found in most people’s kitchens. Black Pepper is a small round black colour ball that had a peculiar spicy taste. The spicy taste due to black pepper is different from that of green or red chillies. Black pepper-like turmeric is rich in antioxidants and helps defend the muscles and tissues against free radicals.It is also a widely used anti-inflammatory agent to fight against moderate to severe inflammation in the body. Inflammation is one of the most common side effects of any health problem hence, men have to deal with it almost every other day.
Applying ointments or using pills must be avoided to deal with inflammation as it creates an addiction to such pills. One should try to find natural solutions as much as possible. And what is more natural and homely than black pepper (powder or raw) to cure inflammation. The main ingredient of Black Pepper ispiperinewhich actually does the main job of fighting inflammation.
Cinnamon is another easily availablespice in your kitchen whose health benefits are much more than just fighting inflammation and being an antioxidant. Cinnamon also imbibes the two mentioned properties but it has far more benefits to offer. Cinnamon is added to not all dishes but few that are occasional and royal as the scent of cinnamon is strong and you would like it only if added in small quantities.
Cinnamon has anti-cancer properties where it was seen in research to exhibit the property of destroying the uncontrolled growth of cells. The research regarding anti-cancer properties is still going to come toa more solid conclusion.
Cinnamonhelps enhance the secretion of insulin, the hormone that is necessary to convert excess glucose into the liver as glycogen. In the absence of a sufficient amount of insulin, the sugar level in the blood rises which we know as diabetes mellitus. So, it also has anti-diabetic properties.
The list can be endless as spices are never going to end and all of them have some other benefit. Hence, from now on when you think of becoming health conscious or eating healthy food items you can include spices. And the spices used by our mothers and grandmother are far more beneficial than today’s dieticians that have only pills like Cenforce 200 from Powpills to offer.