You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating. “Variety is the spice of life.” However, it should also be said that spices provide a variety of potential benefits for the recoverers of MS. Among the spices having beneficial qualities are shallot, tumeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, and berbere. If you don’t use these spices, start doing so. The use of these will pay huge dividends. See references below.
.1. Nutrition. 2006 Mar;22(3):266-74.
Quantitative evaluation of the antioxidant properties of garlic and shallot preparations.
Leelarungrayub N, Rattanapanone V, Chanarat N, Gebicki JM.
2. Am J Chin Med. 2011;39(2):215-31.
Physiological and therapeutical roles of ginger and turmeric on endocrine functions.
Al-Suhaimi EA, Al-Riziza NA, Al-Essa RA.
3. Phytother Res. 2005 May;19(5):437-40.
Cardamom extract as inhibitor of human platelet aggregation.
Suneetha WJ, Krishnakantha TP.
4. World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Feb 28;17(8):976-86.
Cinnamon extract suppresses experimental colitis through modulation of antigen-presenting cells.
Kwon HK, Hwang JS, Lee CG, So JS, Sahoo A, Im CR, Jeon WK, Ko BS, Lee SH, Park ZY, Im SH.
5. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]
In vitro antioxidant and hypoglycemic activities of Ethiopian spice blend Berbere.
Loizzo MR, Di Lecce G, Boselli E, Bonesi M, Menichini F, Menichini F, Frega NG.
To Your Better Health,
Dr. Rudy Cartwright
MS Health Coach
PS: Post your comments below.