Health Benefits Of Commonly Used Kitchen Ingredients

An Indian household is always stocked with different spices all year long we all use it in our food for flavors did you know how beneficial these ingredients are for your health? Let’s see some amazing health benefits of the most commonly used kitchen ingredients

First up is Turmeric which is also known as Haldi It’s rich in iron, potassium and vitamin C So Inflammation is a very common cause of discomfort and illnesses And Curcumin, an active substance present in turmeric helps to deal with the inflammation it also promotes heart health and is good for your digestive system so you can make several drinks using turmeric you can simple add it to a glass of milk, which is also a common remedy for cold and relieves joint pain You can also make a turmeric tea which will help you on your weight loss journey

Or you can even sprinkle some on your salad Cinnamon or Daalchini, is a delicious spice that comes from the bark of a tree It is considered great for people with high blood sugar as it slows the breakdown of carbohydrates and increases insulin sensitivity it gives a sweet taste to the food which makes it a great alternative to sugar

and it also helps in weight loss so you can make a cinnamon tea Sprinkle it on your coffee or you can make a drink by boiling some water adding honey, lemon and cinnamon to it Or add it to your healthy shakes or foods Garlic helps to detoxify the body and purifies the blood also treats cold and flu and strengthens your immunity When consumed raw it is great for regulating blood sugar levels and high blood pressure

it’s topical application will give you healthy looking skin and prevent hair fall you can add garlic to your soup or pasta Use it as a topping for your pizza add it your sauces or you can also consume garlic raw with a glass with a glass of water Ginger is a tropical plant, it not only adds flavor to your food but is full of nutrients It relieves muscle pains, soothes an upset stomach and also helps with menstrual pain It also helps in calming nausea even the one that comes with pregnancy as morning sickness If you are suffering from indigestion, ginger can come to your rescue you can add it to your soups Use it as a dressing for your salad add it to your regular tea or make a ginger tea Last but not least is something that we all use as a flavoring agent, that's Cardamom! Cardamom or Elaichi has multiple medicinal properties and that is why it has been used in ayurveda for ages It can cure flu

it is also good for your digestive system especially after a heavy meal If you are suffering from high blood sugar Cardamom is another readily available ingredient that’s great for you We all know Cardamom is a great mouth freshener, but not just that, it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties can prevent gum diseases, infections and even cavities so you can add to your tea or glass of milk Or you can instantly pop a pod for fresh breath so these were some benefits of the most commonly used kitchen ingredients and ways to use them for a healthy lifestyle Until next time stay tuned and stay GLAMRS