Medicinal Benefits Of Some Spices And Veggies

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Though most of us enjoy various vegetables and spices in our dishes, we seldom care to know about their benefits to the health. For example, garlic is very powerful food as it is packed with many medicinal qualities.

So, garlic can be seem more as a medicine than as a food. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities also. It is also very good for blood circulation and can prevent many health issues.

In the same way, there are other spices and vegetables which come with medicinal benefits. Read on to know about them....

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Vanilla

Vanilla has the capacity to fight cancer cells, boost libido and prevent skin issues. You can use vanilla extract in dishes sweets and drinks.

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Mint

Mint can prevent tooth decay, help in losing weight, prevent fatigue headache and digestive issues. You can use mint leaves in tea, chicken dishes, lemon water, soups and even sauces.

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Turmeric

Turmeric can relieve headache, detoxify liver, prevent cancer and heals wounds faster. You can use it in your sups, salads and other spicy dishes.

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Onion

Onions can prevent cough, boost libido, lower cholesterol, prevent some types of cancers and heart issues. You can use onions in soups, sauces, dishes and salads.

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Cumin

Cumin can treat skin issues, prevent diabetes and boost digestion. You can use it in salads, soups and other dishes.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon can boost immunity and cardiovascular health. It also reduces blood sugar levels and can prevent certain cancers. You can add it to your dishes or enjoy its tea.

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Ginger

Ginger reduces inflammation, prevents cancer, migraine and nausea. Add it to your tea and other dishes.

Story first published: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 12:44 [IST]
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