A Spice Blend a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You’ve heard it a million times: Fruits and veggies are a great way to keep healthy. While true, did you know that spices can help aid the body in its natural detoxifying process? Common spices in Moroccan foods like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin all have powerful health benefits. Luckily, this month’s Ras el Hanout Blend features these spices and their many perks.

The Down-Low on Detoxes

In this day and age, “detox” is often synonymous with celebrity-endorsed supplements. Not at RawSpiceBar. We know that the human body detoxifies itself because­ the body is simply that awesome. However, herbs and spices aid the body’s natural ability to detoxify. If your body is the engine that drives detoxification, then herbs and spices are the grease on the gears to make the ride even smoother.

Spice Up Your Health

As you may know, our Ras el Hanout Blend features spices like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin. But do you know the health benefits that each of these spices offer? If not, it’s *thyme* to learn. (Badum-Tss). 

  • Turmeric: Turmeric features curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and phytochemical component that stimulates bile in the gallbladder that helps break down harmful compounds within the body.
  • Ginger: Capable of stimulating digestion and circulation, ginger helps remove waste and toxins from the colon and liver.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a powerful activator of detoxifying enzymes in the colon that can help protect against cancer growth.
  • Cumin: Featuring a naturally occurring chemical called thymoquinone, cumin offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits while assisting your body in cleansing itself of harmful toxins.

What spices will you add to your diet for a healthy start to the new year? Share your meals, beverages, and favorite traditions with us on Instagram, and follow along for tasty tips and tricks this season.

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