The three “c” spices – cardamon, cinnamon, clove – are three of fall’s comfiest spices! Added to everything from coffee and tea drinks to soups, entrees, and desserts, these spices do spice up the taste buds…and the body! Moriarty Chiropractic shares some Nashua healthy pointers about these three “anti” (anti-diseases’, that is!) spices as the seasons change in parts of the world.
ANTI-LOTS OF DISEASES! Clove
A review of 24 tropical spices and herbs with cardamom and clove among them reported on the nutritional value, health advantages, and phytochemical properties of them consisting of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous system activities. (1) In a recent study about the anti-cancer effect of Mediterranean diet spices, researchers listed clove as one of the chemo-therapeutic and chemo-preventive spices together with ginger, black cumin, rosemary, pepper, and turmeric. (2) Further, in a rat study, researchers tested rats and found that eugenol, the main compound in clove oil stopped the high-fat-diet rats’ obesity by modulating the imbalance of microbiota of the gut. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic appreciates the variety of benefits of clove for some of our Nashua chiropractic patients.
ANTI-GLUCOSE: Cinnamon and Cardamom
Various kinds of cinnamon have been talked about for their ability to normalize and/or enhance glucose levels in diabetes. Just how it’s able to do this has been debated from many different angles: by improving the insulin sensitivity of receptor signaling pathways, decreasing inflammation, inhibiting glucose absorption, improving glucose uptake by glucose transported proteins, and more. It has been demonstrated to be extremely safe, too, which guided researchers to endorse its being talked about as part of diabetes management with patients. (4) The leaf of true cinnamon – Ceylon cinnamon – has been reported to offer many health benefits, so researchers tested it. They found that leaf extracts of Ceylon cinnamon gave a multitude of bioactivities from cholesterol esterase and micellization inhibition to glutathionase-S-transferase, COX1 and COX2 inhibition as well as cytotoxicity against cancer cells they tested as well as being anti-inflammatory and antilipidemic. (5) In lots of technical terms, Ceylon cinnamon is very healthy as is cardamom!
ANTI-DIABETIC AND ANTILIPIDEMIC AND ANTI-OBESITY: Cardamom
Helping diabetics cope with their glucose levels is essential, and cardamom is another beneficial spice. Known as the “queen of spice,” caradmom’s anti-diabetic ability seems to rest in its effect on metabolic factors like glycemic indices. Taking 3 g of cardamom daily for 8 weeks to 3 months significantly affected HbA1C and Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (how much insulin the body required to keep blood sugar levels consistent). Research emphasized caradmom’s ability to enhance the metabolism of glucose. (6) A review of randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of green cardamom recorded that triglycerides levels were significantly reduced with its use compared to control. (7) Nashua chiropractic healthcare treatment plans promote the use of healthy, natural interventions to help! Chiropractic care is health care!
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Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment now. As you cozy your way into fall, invite the three ‘c’ fall spices for their spiciness and their healthiness and especially their anti-disease-ness!! Enjoy!