Spices loaded with Antioxidants top Ten Spices

We talk a lot about incorporating rich antioxidant fruits and Vegetables into our diets but what about the spices that are rich in antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are extremely important they minimize the cell damage that may lead to premature aging as well as many health issues.

Spices and Herbs

According to the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) in units provided by the Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the following spices are the top ten spices rich with Antioxidants. However Other antioxidant-rich herbs that are popular and known to be rich with antioxidants include garlic, cayenne pepper and green tea. Those three are most definitely may Favorites .

Green Tea with cayenne pepper and honey
1. Cloves

1. Cloves are not only loaded with antioxidants, cloves are what I call the anti-everything spice. Cloves have anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties, and acts as a Anti- inflammatory

2. Ciinnamon

2. Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, The tastiness of this spice makes it easy to consume. It can help the body fight infections and repair tissue damage. Also includes anti-inflammatory properties.

3. Oregano

3. Oregano acts as a stimulating agent, which can increase the production of white blood cells and speed up the metabolism making recovery from illness even faster. Detoxifies the body and has antibacterial properties. As well as being rich with antioxidants.

4. Turmeric

4. Turmeric a powerful antioxidant. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which makes turmeric a potent antioxidant spice, and a powerful anti- inflammatory.

5. Cocoa

5. Cocoa offers large amounts of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, and anti-carcinogenic properties.

6. Cumin

6. Cumin is rich in antioxidants, calcium, iron and magnesium. Possesses antimicrobial properties able to fight gum disease and plaque

7. Parsley

7. Parsley is rich with antioxidants, acts as a Anti -diuretic helping in controlling edema and is A good source of Bone-Protecting Vitamin K. Also contains anti-inflammatory properties.

8. Basil

8. Basil Powerful disease fighting antioxidant, acts as an anti- inflammatory, and contains antimicrobial properties that fight viruses and infections.

9. Ginger

9. Besides being a powerful antioxidant, ginger can treat many forms of nausea, often recommended to pregnant women as a natural way to relieve morning sickness.

10. Thyme

10. Thyme A powerful antioxidant rich anti-fungal properties. Brewing the thyme leaves makes a powerful tea to help with respiratory problems.

Herbs and Spices

Sprinkle here and a dash there, seasoning your food with these herbs and spices will easily help you consume the antioxidants they provide. Start using these spices and herbs in place of other flavor boosters. They are delicious and tasteful spices and they are loaded with antioxidants!! Every night at bedtime I make my own Cayenne kick Tea. I make a Mug of hot green tea with cayenne pepper, cinnamon spice and honey and it's absolutely delicious and soothing to drink every night before I go to bed

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