…..... A few examples include:
1.Mixing rosemary, thyme and oregano together and applying it to meat before grilling reduces carcinogenic compounds (HCAs/PAHs) by anywhere up to 78-87%.
2.Cinnamon converted poor learning mice to good learners. Cinnamon is metabolized into sodium benzoate, a chemical used as a drug treatment for brain damage. Sodium benzoate is converted into BDNF which is thought of as miracle grow for the brain because it creates new brain cells, help maintain the integrity of neurons and synapses, in addition to learning and memory. Lower levels of BDNF are associated with cognitive decline
3.Turmeric--An equivalent of 1½ teaspoons of turmeric over a 18 month period showed a 28% improvement in memory and fewer plaques and tangles in the brain which are linked to Alzheimers in older adults with mild memory complaints.
4.Rosemary extract was also found to boost cognitive and memory performance by up to 15% in humans.
Go to the store and buy herbs & spices that are highest on the antioxidant list-these ones have the most therapeutic potential. Notably:
Here are some other findings:
Piperine (black pepper's key compound) increases the bioavailability of curcumin (turmeric’s beneficial key compound) in rats by 154%, and in humans by 2,000%.
ALWAYS USE TUMERIC AND BLACK PEPPER TOGETHER!
The species of herbs & spices is important too— for example: cassia cinnamon is high in a hepatotoxic compound (a liver damaging molecule), but Ceylon AKA ‘True’ Cinnamon is very low.
1 teaspoon of Clove has more antioxidants than 24 spinach leaves
1 teaspoon of Turmeric has more antioxidants than 4 sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon has more antioxidants than 2 avocados
1 teaspoon of Oregano has more antioxidants than 4 carrots
If you can't get many veggies into ya, head to the spice cupboard!!
Herbs and spices are photosensitive, meaning they'll deteriorate & lose their potency if exposed to light. ..STORE IN DARK PLACES.
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