Herbs and spices are often overlooked when preparing our meals ; we usually aim for the salt and pepper and ignore the rest of the spices in the spice rack – big mistake!
Here’s five spices you need to start using that are beneficial for their anti-inflammatory properties, boosting metabolism, and boosting immunity.
Cayenne pepper can be used to season lean proteins, vegetables, and even sprinkled on fruit!
Ginger is a common spice used in Asian cuisine. Ginger can be used minced, in a paste, ground, or fresh. The most common way to use ginger is to add flavor to your proteins and vegetables or enjoyed as a tea to aid digestion.
Cinnamon can be used to add a touch of sweet spice to your oatmeal, bran muffins, coffee, and even sprinkles on top of a chia pudding. Cinnamon tea is also a great way to unwind from a long day.
Like ginger, garlic can be used minced, in a paste, ground, or fresh. It’s a great “go-to” seasoning to cook any of your savory recipes with.
Turmeric is often used in the form of a ground powder but can also be found fresh next to the ginger root. Turmeric can added to rice, smoothies, soups, and used to season proteins.
Not only is it simple to incorporate herbs and spices in your foods, but it is highly beneficial. Set aside the salt and get familiar with those spices! Try out these spices on your favorite vegetables. 7 Recipes That Will Have You Craving Vegetables.