According to the results of a study at Wheeling Jesuit University, participants demonstrated increased alertness and decreased levels of frustration, anxiety and fatigue when exposed to peppermint and cinnamon scents.
Merely smelling or snorting cinnamon and peppermint can improve performance several types of memory tasks. Like many spices, both cinnamon and peppermint have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. So they could be expected to exert a range of health-boosting actions, and they do have a centuries-long history of medicinal use around the world.
Cinnamon is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world and . regular consumption can lower blood sugar, help digestion, ease arthritis, lower blood pressure and even ward off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. When it comes to the highest antioxidant values on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, cinnamon comes in third only lower than clove and sumac.
With changing lifestyles, we have become increasingly vulnerable to diseases like hypertension, high cholesterol and blood pressure that have long term effects. We choose to depend on antibiotics to battle these diseases. However, small changes in our diet can help reduce risks of common lifestyle diseases. In the west, we are unaccustomed to include a lot of spices in our food, but here’s why it is advisable that we start doing that.
Spices have been found to have the potential to reduce chronic inflammation that result in the long term lifestyle diseases. Here is a list of five such spices that have the anti-disease properties.
About 11% of women in the U.S. have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to full term in the 15-24 year age group.1 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is commonly the cause.
PCOS is a hormonal condition in which women produce excessive amounts of androgens. The ovaries may grow cysts, which can lead to hormone imbalances and difficulties with ovulation.
Symptoms of PCOS may include menstrual irregularities, weight gain, male pattern baldness, and acne.