5 spices and their incredible health benefits: a nutritionist explains

  • Cardamom helps stimulate the stomach to produce more acids, which in turn helps stimulate digestion. It also helps to be a wonderful mouth freshener. Saffron, on the other hand, has antioxidant properties and helps reduce inflammation.

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Posted Jul 15, 2022 2:34 PM IST

Spices are an integral part of every quintessential Indian cuisine. From adding spices to food to smelling and determining the burst of flavors for the taste buds, food cannot be imagined without a pinch of spice. However, spices aren’t just about taste and flavor – they have their health benefits too. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee explored the health benefits of five of the most used spices in Indian cooking and wrote about the benefits of each in her recent Instagram post. (Unsplash)

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Cardamom: Cardamom helps stimulate the stomach to produce more acids, which in turn helps stimulate digestion.  It also helps to be a wonderful mouth freshener.  (Unsplash)

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Cardamom: Cardamom helps stimulate the stomach to produce more acids, which in turn helps stimulate digestion. It also helps to be a wonderful mouth freshener. (Unsplash)

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Cloves: Clove oil is an antibiotic and helps relieve pain in case of toothache.  (Unsplash)

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Cloves: Clove oil is an antibiotic and helps relieve pain in case of toothache. (Unsplash)

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Pepper: Pepper has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.  It acts as a stimulant for the taste buds and helps produce stomach acids, which in turn helps digestion.  (Unsplash)

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Pepper: Pepper has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It acts as a stimulant for the taste buds and helps produce stomach acids, which in turn helps digestion. (Unsplash)

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Cinnamon: This spice helps manage colds.  It also helps control blood sugar in diabetic and pre-diabetic patients.  (Unsplash)

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Cinnamon: This spice helps manage colds. It also helps control blood sugar in diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. (Unsplash)

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Saffron: It has antioxidant properties and helps reduce inflammation.  (Unsplash)

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Saffron: It has antioxidant properties and helps reduce inflammation. (Unsplash)

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