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Wholefood Wellness: Spice up your Life!

September 29, 2017

 

Spices bring life to our food, but also provide many benefits for our bodies & mind! Wholefood wellness is all about bringing nutrients to your body through the power of real food. Herbs & Spices provide flavour but also increase immune health, help to deliver nutrients, aid in digestion and promote circulation / good cardiovascular health. Spices like cayenne, turmeric, cinnamon, can promote blood flow, warm the body & are fantastic for detoxing. As we enter the fall season, it is wise to incorporate more spices and herbs into your daily regimen. Adding these to your meals, consuming them warm in teas, or adding to smoothies. Real whole spices provide therapeutic benefits and are best to be consumed with food or around fatty sources. Many people catch a cold chill when fall arrives, this is because our bodies have been in "cool down" mode, working to keep our internal temperature down from the conditions outside - which is why we reach for lighter foods, need more water and sweat more. Now that it is fall, our body will require more fuel to keep ourselves warm & protected from harsh weather conditions. By adding spices to our diet it will promote better circulation (warm body),  aid in digestion of the heartier meals and also comfort our vital organs to promote healthy detoxification. It is also a good time of year to detox as we are consuming more warm foods which help for releasing more toxins. This is especially good for the liver which is our major organ required for detoxification.

 

Considering adding herbs & spices like these: Cayenne, Paprika, Curry, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cardamom, Fennel, Anise, Cloves, Turmeric.

Spice Blends: Garam Masala, Chai, (so many more to explore!)

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