Why Should I Cook With Spices?
It’s no secret that Chef Shashank loves an Indian flair in just about all of his dishes, and this means cooking with plenty of spices! You can find everything from cumin to turmeric to garam masala in our daily Fresh Express, Heat and Eat Meals, and “From the Kitchen” offerings. If you’re wondering, “why should I cook with spices?” we’ve got the answer for you. Cooking with spices not only makes your dish enjoyable, but it also adds numerous health benefits to what you’re eating. Next time you see a dish with turmeric or tarragon, don’t be afraid! Read on below for some of the health benefits of cooking with spices and spicy foods. Some of these you may already know, but a few may surprise you!
Inflammation can cause heart attacks and strokes, but adding spicy foods like chili peppers in your meals could help fight that off. Add a few to your next dish, as these are great in taco bowls with bison, turkey, or traditional beef!
We love turmeric at Sidewalk Chef for many reasons, one of which is that it can help prevent cancer by way of slowing down cancerous cell growth and warding off tumors. Turmeric is wonderful in just about everything, from soups to roasted vegetables and even Golden Milk!
Who doesn’t need a little help with weight loss? Speed up your metabolism with spices like cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, peppers, and chilies. If you’ve found that you’ve hit a plateau in your weight loss journey, ramping up spices in your meals could help!
Improve Your Memory
We’re always looking for ways to improve our memory and overall brain health, and a pinch of turmeric can help with just that! Adding 1 gram of turmeric to your meal each day can aid in overall short-term memory functions. You can even sprinkle some on scrambled eggs in the morning to start the day off right!