You've heard that instead of salt, health care professionals recommend using spices and herbs to make your food more flavorful. There are many ways in which you can spice up your diet and your Almased shake. While cinnamon is our customers' all-time favorite, here are some other examples of great spices and their health benefits.
This popular Italian herb is a favorite with tomatoes and fresh mozarella and can be added to a more savory Almased shake. You could also add basil and a few strawberries to your Almased if you feel like experimenting. (Just remember that adding fruit to your shake may slow down your weight loss progress.) Basil is packed with magnesium and vitamin A. It also contains anti-bacterial properties and a strong anti-inflammatory.
Turmeric has been used for hundreds of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It helps to keep you healthy by fighting bacteria, viruses, and funguses. It also increases the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat. Use in moderation as it has a very potent taste.
This worldwide herb has been used to treat indigestion and stomach aches. Drinking a cup of mint tea when you are sick can aid in making you better. Due to its antimicrobial properties mint can be used to treat oral health as well. Blend Almased with chilled mint tea for a great refreshment.
Curry is a signature spice in India and Asia. The active ingredient, curcumin, aids in improving cognitive function. It can also aid in preventing autoimmune disorders due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is a great source of antioxidants vitamin C and E. Try Almased blended in coconut milk with curry for a special twist.
Another spice that is used worldwide, the nutmeg oil helps to relieve stomachaches by removing excess gas from the intestine. It also aids in eliminating fatigue and stress by stimulating your brain. The antimicrobial properties aid in bad breath. Adding nutmeg and some vanilla extract will turn your Almased into an Alma-Nog in those cold winter months.