Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

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8 things to keep in mind for sustainably sourced spices

When it comes to what we put in our pantries, many of us are already thinking: organic, ethical, fair trade, and sustainable. However, one type of ingredient that may slip our minds is spices! We spice our foods with flavors from all around the world, so it’s important to consider how they’re Read More...

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How to cook your veggies to boost their anti-inflammatory powers

Every year the cold winter weather doesn’t only put frost on the grass, it also brings an increased chance of getting sick. And that’s even before our new friend coronavirus came along! In recent years, people have been putting in the effort to ensure their immune system is as healthy as Read More...

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5 anti-inflammatory spices that aren’t turmeric

Turmeric tends to get all the attention when it comes to anti-inflammatory spices, but don’t overlook these five other spices that functional food expert Kanchan Koya Ph.D. touts as her favorites for fighting off inflammation. Cayenne Cayenne is a great choice for spicy food lovers, as it will Read More...

These 9 herbs and spices will

These 9 herbs and spices will help you fend off inflammation

While inflammation is an effective way for your body to fight infections, inflammation can get out of hand and lead to a myriad of problems. In fact, chronic inflammation has been linked to many diseases, including cancer and diabetes. The good news is that there are a variety of herbs and spices Read More...

Want to eat less sodium? Try o

Want to eat less sodium? Try one of these delicious salt substitutes

Cutting back on sodium doesn’t mean your food has to be bland. Too much sodium can have negative health impacts, but fortunately, there are delicious and healthier alternatives to keep your food interesting without sacrificing your blood pressure. Here are some of the most flavorful salt Read More...

Why Ceylon cinnamon deserves a

Why Ceylon cinnamon deserves a spot on your spice rack

This might come as a surprise, but apparently there are more than 300 known species of cinnamon on our planet. And while many of them are great, there’s one that stands out from the rest: Ceylon cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is one of the most sought after cinnamons worldwide, featuring a subtle, Read More...

A guide for using the old herb

A guide for using the old herbs and spices in your pantry

Chances are you have some spices and herbs in your kitchen that have been around longer than you can remember. The question is: can you still use them? Spices beyond their expiration dates aren’t going to make you sick, but they’re not going to be as potent as they used to be. If you have a Read More...

Spice up your meals with this

Spice up your meals with this tasty healing aid

One of the main components that gives a curry dish its distinctive flavor is turmeric. Its tanginess, however, isn’t the only quality that gives this spice its reputation. For centuries, people have used it for its anti-inflammatory and disease-preventing properties. To reap the health benefits Read More...

The spices of life

The spices of life

People around the world have been using spice cures for centuries, but now scientists are proving that spices can ease inflammation, activate the immune system, kill bacteria and viruses and even kill cancer cells. Some research suggests that compounds in spices might help fight everything from Read More...