Did you know that by making our food tastes great would lose our weight? How? Maximize the potential and use of our spices and herbs.
Just recently, I read about the research made by McCormick Science Institute, who specializes in researching the health benefits of spices and herbs. In its research publication, it shows that spices and herbs can increase our metabolism, boost the energy and help our dieting easier.
In addition to that, study shows people increase their acceptance of healthy food with the help of spices and herbs. By replacing sodium with spices and herbs, it reduces our desire for less nutrient food thus allowing us to stick to lower sodium diet.
Maastricht University PhD Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga concluded that a simple addition of spice to our food could help manage our weight. Red peppers, which one of my favorite spice shows that it increases our activity and help us feel full.
Cinnamon, which I love adding to my coffee, has benefits too, according to a study from Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Centre in Maryland. With cinnamon, it helps us to improve our blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity.
Use Spices and Herbs
Let me tell you about what I’ve learned in my culinary journey. I’ve worked with really good chefs that teach me well on how to combine spices and herbs to create a flavorful dish.
One of the strategies I’m currently doing is to make our everyday sandwiches more fun and exciting by exploring the different flavors of the world.
When making my in between bread fillings, I do these three simple steps:
Step 1. I start by choosing a grain, bean and any starch vegetables.
Step 2. Then add raw or grilled (using our Cuisinart Griddler) veggies, and if desired, soy protein.
Step 3. Experiment with the flavor of spice blends below.
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I think, one of the greatest challenge our world is facing right now is to improve the health through education and proper nutrition. Studies like this really inspires me more to spread the message and use it as our guidelines for achieving our goal to stay healthy not only for me but for the whole family.
We all want to be healthy but at the end of the day, it is still us that who decides whether we go for it or not.
After all, knowing the path is different from walking the path itself.
What about you? Are you walking now with me?