I've been at it again, creating new blends that promote overall health. My extreme love of spices keep me creating at a feverish rate and I'm loving every minute of it. The health benefits of herbs and spices overwhelms and excites me to the 10th degree. I am always looking for the perfect balance of health and deliciousness, because honestly if it doesn't ignite my taste buds it is of little interest to me. Therefore I create "foodie worthy" spice blends that are as good to you as they are for you!
This particular spice and herb blend, the Cleansing Spice and Herb Detox will help detoxify and cleanse your body, which for most is certainly needed following an over-indulgent festive holiday season. It's a new year and its time to cleanse, detox and rejuvenate!
After reading an article by Dr. Oz, I decided that I could put a twist on his blend and create a new blend and share it. All you need to do to reap the benefits of this blend is just sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon on your food and eat, that's how simple it is! Try this blend with veggies on fish, chicken, shrimp or any healthy food of your choice. I have highlighted a few of the beneficial spices and herbs for your review.
As always, this blend is gluten free, all natural and hand blended fresh in small batches for optimal nutrients and vitamins. That's how we do it, pure and simple!
A little background information on a few of the spices and herbs used to make this blend:
As a main ingredient in curry dishes, turmeric boasts powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor properties. Additionally, turmeric promotes circulation, prevents blood clots, and decreases inflammation. It is also thought to accelerate the detoxification process in the whole body by increasing bile production and release.
This fragrant, aromatic perennial herb has been used since ancient times to flavor cooking. Rosemary’s has high levels of antioxidants and protects your bodily tissues from free radical damage. It is rosemary’s ability to stimulate the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems that is thought by herbalists to help cleanse your body. Also, taken alone, rosemary can be a helpful digestive aid for settling your stomach.
Frequently used in salads and as a garnish on your plate, parsley has one of the highest levels of chlorophyll of any herb. The high level of chlorophyll can help boost immunity, lower inflammation, and clear toxins. Parsley is traditionally used as a diuretic, which is thought to strengthen the bladder and support kidney function. Additionally, parsley contains alpha-linolenic acid, the omega-3 fatty acid that may help prevent cardiovascular disease and arthritis. With all these benefits, you will want to put parsley in everything from juices to spice mixes.
Stimulates digestion and muscle movement in the intestines, which helps restore deficient digestive secretions and aids absorption of food nutrients. Cayenne also stimulates circulation and blood flow to the peripheral areas of the body. Because it stimulates digestion and circulation, cayenne is often added to a wide variety of herbal remedies; it improves the absorption and circulation of the other herbs throughout the body.
5. Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds are a rich source of dietary fiber. 100 g seeds provide 39.8 g of fiber. Much of this roughage is metabolically inert insoluble fiber, which helps increase bulk of the food by absorbing water throughout the digestive system and easing constipation condition. Fennel has long been used as a remedy for flatulence and indigestion in traditional medicines.
fenugreek contains high levels of soluble fiber. Foods that contain large amounts of soluble fiber are known as bulk-forming laxatives. When soluble fiber absorbs water in the intestines, it expands, or increases in bulk. This expansion puts pressure on the intestines and triggers contractions that move stools through the intestines and promote bowel movements.
As always, if you are on medication, speak with your physician to make sure these spices aren’t interfering with your medicine.
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