Since ancient times, people use spices, herbs, seeds, roots, plants with rich aroma and flavor, adding them to various dishes. They not only add flavor to food, but also improve digestion and generally have a great benefit to your body.
This is written by the health minister representing Suprun on his Facebook page.
At the same time, she notes that a spice is not a drug.
In spite of its benefits, there are still no clinical trials on the successful use of condiments for a specific treatment. For example, the anti-tumor effects of some herbs have been tested, but only in laboratory conditions. In animals or people until these studies were not carried out at the appropriate level,
– stressed the head of the Ministry of Health.
However, according to her, the spicy seeds, bark, leaves or roots of plants contain many organic compounds: polyphenols, catechins, essential oils, acids and pigments and most of them have biological activity.
Therefore, Suprun announced the list of useful properties of spices and explained what this use is.
What benefits the body gives to spices:
– They affect digestion and weight gain
Spices have the ability to influence the secretion of enzymes and mucus in the gastrointestinal tract. They act on the intestinal microflora, which is involved in regulating our weight. For example, Chile and curcumin have a positive effect on intestinal bacteria and, as a consequence, the ability to lose weight.
Hot spices also affect the sensation of satiety and appetite. Some studies have revealed that people consume less spicy foods, lower calories at the same time. Sometimes, however, even a small amount of spicy foods can cause the desire of sweets or fat.
– Act on the brain and the senses
Some of the spices can be cold or hot. For example, menthol menthol interacts with the cold and opiate receptors. Then, we think fresh mint and even relieve. Capsaicin and peppers activate the trench nerves of the thermal receptors. Therefore, it gets hot. It also has an effect on pain receptors throughout the gastrointestinal tract.
– It can cause euphoria
The amount of spices begins in the brain safety system: the release of endorphins, the neurotransmitters of pleasure. That's why spicy food lovers are in it can cause joy and even addictive.
Vanillin, one of the main candies of spices, helps us to feel happy and relaxed. Some studies found that vanillin could be used to treat depressive states.
Spices contribute to long-term food preservation and have antimicrobial properties
Black pepper, rosemary, thyme and other spices can inhibit the growth of microorganisms. Therefore, some spices can have anti-cataract action. For example, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds and their extracts inhibit the growth of a variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Exactly the antimicrobial properties of spices create the reason for its proliferation in tropical countries.
– have an antioxidant effect
Many spices have antioxidant capacity: the ability to neutralize free radicals. Useful in this respect can be paprika, dried tomato, oregano, rosemary, coriander, cinnamon and curcumin.
In particular, some spices can make unhealthy foods less harmful to health. Studies have shown that adding a mixture of black pepper, oregano, ginger and rosemary to hamburgers has reduced the level of carcinogens. In particular, those who are able to damage the DNA, cause mutations and increase the risk of cancer.
Simultaneously with the spices it is necessary to be careful. It is better not to add them in large quantities to foods, if there are problems with the gastrointestinal tract. If you add seasoning, be careful what they are. Sometimes, under the pretext of selling cinnamon cinnamon ash plants, or Cassia. This spice has a weaker aroma, but it contains a large amount of coumarin that is toxic to liver substances with carcinogenic properties. There is a lot that is harmful to health,
summed up Suprun.
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