Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Ginger Root; Root of Many Remedies

                We here at Kitchen Fusions take a special interest in anything holistic and natural to help improve the daily lives of everyone. If that holistic remedy happens to come in the form of a spice, so much the better!  One of the more popular and distinctly healthy spices is ginger. Going far beyond a nice compliment to a platter of sushi, ginger’s health benefits range from digestive to dietary to even lessening some common ailments.  So, with no further ado, here’s a few interesting tidbits about ginger.

                Ginger has long been used in my family as a home remedy for upset stomachs. From lack of appetite to motion sickness on boat or plane to even post-surgery nausea, a bit of fresh ginger works wonders. It even helps out with some of the more inappropriate flatulence that might you might end up dealing with.

                The dietary and general health benefits from ginger are no less impressive. Regularly eating ginger will help absorb and use the essential nutrients inside your food. On the general health side, ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory, providing relief sinus problems as well as throat and nose congestion if taken as a tea, making it quite the proactive choice if there’s a cold going around the office or at school. Furthermore, its anti-inflammatory properties work great to reduce joint and muscle swelling, helping alleviate many common aches for the elderly or arthritic.

                Hopefully this will provide a bit of insight into another of the common household spices we hold dear, or possibly adding to the great big list of home remedies you might treasure. Check back again next week for another featured spice!

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Weekly Spice Blurbs Featuring Garlic

              We here at Kitchen Fusions understand just how important spices are to your health and happiness. However, we also know that there are many essential and amazing health benefits different spices provide that most people aren’t even aware of. Due to that, we are starting to create weekly blog posts featuring one of the many spices out there and its corresponding health benefits.

                For this week, we will be talking about one of the main ingredients of many of our spice blends and possibly one of the healthiest spices; garlic.    

                Garlic has been used in food for ages due to its distinct odor and flavor. Fortunately for our ancestors, that daily intake provided many cardiovascular health bonuses as well as essential dietary vitamins. Among these are reduced chances of heart attack and blood vessel inflammation. Additionally, it lowers blood clotting, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Having your fair share of garlic each day is practically health medication in itself.

                As if improving your cardiovascular system wasn’t enough, garlic also provides sulfuric compounds (necessary dietary element) and manganese, one of the less well known but no less important elements.  On the vitamin side, this spice is a healthy source of both b6 (helps prevent heart disease) and c vitamins. Beyond all that, though, there are many studies indicating that garlic lowers chances of virtually all forms of cancer.

                We hope that this little excerpt will help you to understand one of our favorite spices as well as provide some general education about what you eat. Check back in next Friday for another featured spice! And thanks again for supporting our family business. 

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