1. Panex Ginseng- can boost and speed up your metabolism
2. Cayenne Pepper- Has a substance called Capsaicin it what give peppers its heat. Consider this spice a thermogenic substance. Since this spice makes you mouth and your body feels hot it is said to help burn fuel and help speed your metabolism by 5 percent. It is supposed to help make you feel full and shrink fat cells. And also cayenne is supposed to help utilize proteins within the body.
3. Black Pepper- Has a substance called piperine which gives the pepper its intense flavor. When added with other spices that had Capsaicin it burns as many calories as if you took a 20 minute walk.
4. Turmeric- has a substance called Curcumin that lessens the formation of fat tissue by affecting the blood vessels needed to form it. Curcumin may also help stabilize insulin resistance, hyperglycemia and other chronic disorders.
5. Ginger- Has anti-inflammatory properties and may have themogenic properties to boost metabolism and help burn fat. It is also an appetite-suppressant.
6. Mustard- Is a Cruciferous plant; related to broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts which you can called Super food. These type of Super plants contain lots of antoxidants, vitamins and minerals, and fiber that everyone bodies will benefit form.
7. Cardamom- can be used as a savory or a sweet spice. Cardamom and other spices like cumin, and fenugreek are in many dishes from India. It also has themogenic properties that helps boost metabolism and energy and can be great for people with diabetes. It is also is used as a medicinal and can also help with memory and stress.
8. Cinnamon-may help to boost metabolism, but it is an ideal spice to reduce and stabilize blood sugar levels. I found information on much of these spices on the internet form a physician; Dr. Dr. Mercola stated “Cinnamon has been found to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes”. This is one super spice for Pre-diabetics and Diabetics in general.
I make up my own spice blend. But for the peppers and any spices that has an pungent taste use caution or you will be flying out of your house because the spice dust will attack your nose senses and may water or burn your eyes. The savory spices like mustard, pepper, cumin are good for dry rubs for meats, sauces, soups and stews even on a good potato or sweet potato is good. I like to make a spice butter and add a little of the spice butter to fish cooked in parchment paper with lemon juice. It is incredible. The sweet spice like cinnamon, ginger and cardamom are great for all your baking goods, such as sweet potato or pumpkin pie, apple pie, spice cake, apple cake, ginger cookies. I made sweet spice combo to put in my homemade berry drinks in the morning. Also you can add them into your coffee or tea.
One thing buy the whole spice at a good Indian or Middle Eastern store. It will save you time and money shopping for spices. These stores have a rainbow of colors and flavors. Some spices are already combined into a mix for you. Also make sure you have a grinder specifically for grinding spices. Like I stated earlier much of the spices has a pungent perfume and may interfere with other foods you may use. Buy a different grinder for your coffee beans. I have a Ninja. And you will hear a lot of how I love, love my Ninja Blender. I have the Ninja Profession with the single serve cup. The power of this blender is 1100 watts and it pulverizes the spices to fine granules almost dust.
Here is a simple recipe that combines almost all the spices. I call it “My Spice Blend”.