Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life

Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life

Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life

Here’s a yummy secret to living longer and healthier! Eat these 5 herbs and spices!

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. 

Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life
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: use more herbs and spices!

In particular I learned you can add more seasons to your life, if you add in 5 specific seasonings to your meals and smoothies.

Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life
1. Oregano

Oregano/oregano oil has 4 times the antioxidant power as blueberries on a per ounce basis!

And 1 tiny tablespoon of fresh oregano gives you the same antioxidant boost as a medium-sized apple.

Plus the beta-caryophyllin in oregano oil also helps to reduce inflammation.

Bonus Tip:

We love to snack on Wild Zora’s Mediterranean Lamb meat and veggie bars! They are packed with oregano (and turmeric and other healthy spices)! Plus they’re compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol Diet so they are safe for your gut!)

Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life
2. Turmeric

Turmeric extract lowers 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.

Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life
3.Cloves

Cloves are not a famously used spice in the kitchen – but in research labs they’re revered for having the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) Score of all spices.

Meaning?

They’re the highest in antioxidants. Cloves are also famed for eliminating intestinal parasites, fungi, and bacteria.

4. Ginseng

Ginseng is reported to be a potent heart protector. It’s recommended to boost blood flow – thereby delivering blood to the heart when/if oxygen might be low.

Plus its improved blood flow also is helpful for reducing the stickiness of blood platelets and the risk of blood clots.

Eat These 5 Herbs and Spices for a Longer, Healthier Life
5. Ginger

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.

It’s 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.

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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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