Good for you, and delicious too!
contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease, and boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and assists in fighting various degenerative processes in your brain. It can also help lessen symptoms of arthritis.
contains cinnamaldehyde, which has been shown to significantly increase sensitivity to the hormone insulin. It also assists in lowering blood sugar by several other mechanisms.
contains gingerol,which has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. Ginger appears to speed up emptying of the stomach, and also appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period. 1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea.
activates curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. The active ingredient capsaicin in cayenne peppers may help boost your metabolism and help reduce your hunger, and appears to assist in lowering blood pressure.
The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage, slow down inflammation, and may offer some protection against various digestive issues. Cardamom’s essential oils and extracts may be effective against a variety of bacterial strains that contribute to fungal infections. It also helps lower blood pressure, and is often used to treat bad breath (and mask the smell of alcohol)!