Dried herbs and spices can help you get through your holidays happier and healthier.

Just a little sprinkle can make a big difference because the beneficial compounds in dried herbs are extremely delicious and concentrated.

Chilli pepper. Chilli pepper is a strong herb, so you have to be careful when you are using; it will overpower your food. Just a little sprinkle is enough to increase your appetite. This holiday season do something new: add a pinch of chilli powder to your hot chocolate.

 

 

Sage. Sage is the herb well knows as brainpower. Full with antioxidants sage can preserve your memory and even lowering your risk of Alzheimer and dementia.

During the holiday, you can use fresh leaves under your Thanksgiving turkey dinner, or add sage to your staffing.

Cinnamon. The sweet and spice cinnamon may prevent diabetes, heart disease and even stroke. One teaspoon of cinnamon every day may lower your blood glucose levels, and regulate your insulin production. Additional search show that cinnamon can lower your bad cholesterol up to 20%, because it is high in antioxidants.

You can add a sprinkle of cinnamon every morning to your coffee, in atop of a pudding or to your hat apple cider.

Nutmeg. Nutmeg is going wonderful with pumping pie. Eating it will ease your anxiety and you are going to sleep better. The compounds in nutmeg calm the nervous system. Another way to enjoy nutmeg in your foods is to add it to your sweet potato cranberry sauce, your eggnog or to your hot milk.

Ketchup. Ketchup is probable everyone favourite condiment. It is high in lycopene; this powerful antioxidant is lowering your risk of heart disease and even cancer. For holiday do something extravagant, add a little ketchup to your cranberry sauce.

Cloves. Aromatic and sweet cloves are packet with eugenol oil. This oil is a powerful antifungal, anti- inflammatory and antibacterial. Germs are going to be kill before they start hurting you. It will also prevent blood clots and lower the bad cholesterol. You can add cloves to your hot red wine, or to your gingerbread.

Have a happy holiday!