Here’s a yummy secret to living healthier! Eat these 5 herbs and spices for a longer life.
As a happiness and wellness expert, I’ve always been interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
But after I became a late in life mom, I vowed to do everything I could to become a centenarian.
I went on a 2 year quest to interview the top aging experts – and found out some fascinating research about how to live longer, healthier, younger.
One of the more fun and simple tools I learned:
In particular I learned you can add more seasons to your life, if you add in 5 specific seasonings to your meals and smoothies.
Try adding fresh oregano herb and/or oregano oil to your meals. It has 4 times the antioxidant power as blueberries on a per ounce basis!
And 1 tiny tablespoon of some fresh oregano will give you the same antioxidant boost as a medium-sized apple.
Plus the beta-caryophyllin in oregano oil also helps to reduce inflammation.
Our family loves to snack on Wild Zora’s Mediterranean Lamb meat and veggie bars! They are packed with the herb oregano (and the spice turmeric – plus other healthy spices and herbs)! And… they’re compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol Diet so they are safe for your gut!
When you add the spice turmeric extract to your meals, you’re lowering your risk of heart attack by a 56% – says a study in American Journal of Cardiology.
Plus turmeric improves your cardiovascular health as much as aerobic exercise – says a 2012 study in the Nutrition Research journal!
Crazy but true – thanks to it having a “primary polyphenol” called “curcumin.”
Plus turmeric/curcumin is reported to protect the brain, prevent inflammation and help with cancer.
The spice of “cloves” is not famously used spice in the kitchen. But in research labs this spice is revered for having the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) Score of all spices.
Cloves are the highest in antioxidants. Plus, cloves are also famed for eliminating intestinal parasites, fungi, and bacteria.
The spice “ginseng” is reported to be a potent heart protector. When you add it to your cooking, you boost blood flow – thereby delivering blood to the heart when/if oxygen might be low.
Plus ginseng’s improved blood flow also helps you reduce the stickiness of blood platelets and thereby lowers your risk of blood clots.
The spice “ginger” contains geraniol – a recommended potent cancer fighter.
Plus, ginger is an anti-inflammatory – known for being helpful for your heart and beneficial at preventing blood clots.
This spice is recommended for boosting the immune system and touted as protecting against atherosclerosis.
The above is an excerpt from my bestselling longevity book: Life is Long: 50+ tools to help you live a little closer to forever.