CINNAMON Researchers at Maryland’s Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center discovered that cinnamon makes cells more responsive to insulin (the hormone that regulates glucose in the blood and allows for faster muscle growth after workouts).
- ONION POWDER Onions have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
They also have powerful anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects, and they can relieve congestion.
Onion powder is quite aromatic, improving any recipe that calls for even the slightest onion flavor.
Even when you’ve got fresh onions in a dish, a bit of powder can further kick up the flavor.
HOW TO USE IT Sprinkle on mixed veggies, beef, chicken, fish, or even scrambled eggs; use to season soups, stews, chili, or sauces.
- CAYENNE Cayenne is valuable to your digestive system, heart, and circulatory system.It also has been shown to increase the effectiveness of other herbs and supplements when taken in conjunction with them.HOW TO USE IT Sprinkle over vegetables to add flavor without adding salt, add to browned ground beef or turkey, or use in marinades or rubs.- OREGANO Oregano is high in antioxidants, particularly due to elevated levels of phenolic acids and flavonoids.Additionally, oregano has antimicrobial properties. The health and healing qualities of oregano are so powerful that in the Philippines, the herb is used primarily as a medicinal plant, rather than for flavoring food.HOW TO USE IT Sprinkle over pizza or add to pasta sauce; season poultry, rice, or meaty vegetables, such as eggplant and mushrooms.