Benefits of Indian Spices

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Indian Spices
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Benjamin Alderson serves as a senior area manager of deVere USA, Inc., where he has worked since 2012. In his free time, Benjamin Alderson enjoys eating Indian and Chinese food and spending time with his wife and children.

In addition to being delicious, Indian food is also one of the healthiest diets in the world. This is due in part to the different spices the cuisine incorporates, especially ginger, turmeric, cardamom, and coriander.

In addition to relieving inflammation and osteoarthritis pain, ginger has been shown to help with the GI tract, moving food from the stomach to the small intestine for absorption. Tumeric is a relative of ginger and comes with its own benefits. An antioxidant, it has also been used for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Cardamom is used as a digestive aid and has been shown to lower blood pressure in laboratory animals. Finally, cordiander offers anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits, and recent research suggests the herb can lower LDL cholesterol levels while raising HDL levels.

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