Spices like cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and cardamom go great in smoothies. They provide a warm and delicious flavor.
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There are ingredients that shine for their medicinal and healing propertiesSuch is the case of the unique spices. Since antiquity are an important element in traditional medicine from various cultures, since they were used as a powerful antidote to treat various health conditions. They are also a great ally in the kitchen, since they are characterized by their defined personality that fills with colors, flavors and aromas, a long list of dishes and drinks.
For all the smoothie lovers, adding spices is one of the best recommendations to enhance your Nutritional value and make them even more delicious, aromatic and therapeutic. It is well known that shakes are currently considered a powerful health tool and above all a magnificent ally for promote weight loss.
Based on the above, they have come to light all kinds of combinations distinguished by the use of whole and natural ingredients, although they exist core items as is the case with fruit, vegetables, different variants of non-dairy milk, yogurt, honey, nuts and seeds; spices provide a dose extra from essential nutrients Y unique medicinal properties.
The truth is the world of spices is vast, in such a way that each variant is related to different benefits that benefit health, the functioning of organs and systems at a higher level. They are broadly related to properties digestive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic and expectorant. Know the list of the best spices to create delicious new versions of shakesYou will not be able to stop considering them in your next preparations and the best of all is that they are accessible, delicious and truly beneficial for health.
The cinnamon It is one of the most suitable spices for integrate into smoothies, which is related to your unique aroma, a warm Y slightly spicy taste, which add a unsurpassed natural sweetness. Best of all, cinnamon is a treasure that stands out for its unmatched antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, in a special way draws attention to its benefits for lower blood sugar levels. Various nutritionists recommend selecting the highest quality cinnamon variant: Ceylon, which is originally from Sri Lanka and it is considered the real cinnamon, since it is obtained from the real bark of the canelo tree. It is a type of cinnamon with a sweeter taste and thanks to the concentration of its properties is very powerful, it is advisable to use 1/8 teaspoon in any smoothie. At the same time it is related to great qualities to promote weight loss, speed up metabolism and benefit the digestive process.
In the last few months everyone has been talking about immense power of ginger, to the degree that it is recognized as one of the most important superfoods in food. However it is one of the spices oldest and most valued in the world, especially in oriental culture for its medicinal qualities. It is packed with nutrients and bioactive components that benefit the body and mind, there are various scientific references that support its qualities for improve digestion and any stomach pain, reduces pain and is great anti-inflammatory power. Regarding their slimming benefits, is characterized by its qualities for regulate blood sugar, accelerates metabolism and promotes cleansing the body in a gentle and natural way. It goes great with ingredients like citrus fruits, berries, coconut yogurt, oatmeal, honey, and apples.
The turmeric root is another of the spices of greater medicinal potential, is also of Asian origin and is known as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories that exist, to the extent that it has been named as the natural ibuprofen by excellence. Based on this, everyone wants to integrate it into their daily diet and through shakes it is a great option, also thanks to its content in curcumin (its active compound) shines through its antioxidant properties are of great help to attack free radicals and the effects of oxidative stress. It is a great ally to promote weight loss, since it facilitates the fat metabolism and helps burn them more easily. It goes great with products like coconut milk, the almonds, the bed, the carrot, the handle and strawberries.
Without a doubt cardamom It is one of the most therapeutic and delicious spices that exist, it is highly refined and is considered the third most expensive spice. Provides a unique flavor in smoothies, sweet, lemony and slightly floral, is commonly used to treat various digestive conditions as is the case with gas, constipation and indigestion. It is a seed valued for its antidiabetic power which helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes digestion, regulates appetite and promotes detoxification of the body. It goes great with berries, chia seeds and flax, cinnamon, ginger, coconut milk and yogurt, nutmeg, café and nail.
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