Top 5 Paleo Spices to Have in Your Kitchen

By on November 21, 2014
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Some rights reserved by Michael Cavén

 

Paleo dieters everywhere are looking for ways to liven up their very “meat and vegetable” based diets. Even if you eat the same meats and vegetables every day of the week, you can enjoy them in new and fun ways if you have the right Paleo spices in your kitchen. What’s more: Paleo spices contain many medicinal properties that work to boost your immune system and help you lose weight.

Here are the top 5 Paleo spices you should have in your kitchen. 

1. Ginger

Ginger is one of the most essential Paleo spices. It’s been utilized for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years. It works to relive your nauseous stomach, boost your healthy blood flow, and fight back against colds and flus.

2. Turmeric

Maybe you’ve never heard of turmeric. However, I’m sure you’ve tasted it. It’s the very component of curry that gives it that “yellow” nature. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin which works to relieve your cells of inflammation, thus reducing your risk of cancers. Furthermore turmeric leads to greater brain functionality and decreases your risk of future brain diseases, like Alzheimer’s.

3. Basil

Basil is considered one of the most healthful Paleo spices. it is pulsing with antibacterial elements that work to fight back against disease. Furthermore, it’s linked to greater cardiovascular health and DNA maintenance. Use basil to make your own pesto at home.

4. Cinnamon

This Paleo spice actually decreases your appetite levels, leaving you much more satisfied after you eat. Furthermore, it works to reduce your risk of yeast infections, irritable bowel syndrome, and arthritis.

5. Paprika

Paleo spice Paprika is pulsing with amazing skin and hair benefits to make you look youthful and fresh. Paprika is made from dried bell and chili peppers and is not as spicy as some other spices, like cayenne; therefore, it’s a very good option for many people–not just spice lovers. Paprika works to alleviate your rapid aging with its vibrant boasting of beta-carotene. Furthermore, paprika actually reduces the appearance of spider veins and keeps your hair in your head–if you’re worried about losing.

Begin your Paleo kitchen with these essential Paleo spices–but don’t stop there. Liven your spice cabinet as you dive into the Paleo diet, and continue to be creative. Nothing about the Paleo diet is boring. The fun of it lies in the ways you find medicinal properties in some of the most natural, most delicious elements of the earth.

Enjoy!

Meg

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About Megan White

Megan White is a Paleo diet food fanatic running around the world, searching for the most nutritional tasty treats in every country she can find. Follow her on her journey as she dodges sugar cravings, works to better her mind and body, and picks up some creative Paleo diet recipes along the way.

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