A recent study found that a blend of spices like cinnamon, coriander, cumin, basil, bay leaf, black pepper, red pepper, rosemary, thyme, and turmeric can help us in lowering inflammation problem.
Spices indeed make a dish tasty and different. But the spices have more usage than just turning a dish palatable. Spices have several health benefits that can make our bodies healthy and strong. New research published by the Journal of Nutrition found that the blend of spices is positively associated with lowering inflammation.
The research used a blend of basil, bay leaf, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, thyme, and turmeric to prepare the blend. They also have used oregano, parsley, red pepper, rosemary for this study purpose.
According to the study, the participants have taken a high-fat, high-carb meal with six grams of the blended spice. Later it is observed that they had lower inflammation as compared to the persons who take meals that had no or fewer spices.
The research was conducted among 12 men between the ages group of 40 and 65. All the participants were either obese or overweight. They had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
The associate professor of nutritional sciences Connie Rogers said, “If spices are palatable to you, they might be a way to make a high-fat or high carb meal more healthful.” Professor Rogers also added that the study could not find “if it was one spice in particular, but this specific blend seemed to be beneficial.”