Spice up your life with these super spices

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Spice Up Your Life With These Super Spices

Not only do spices add flavor to your food, these so-called super spices could be the cure to all of your ailments.

Cinnamon is the ultimate brain booster. Not only is it delicious, but researchers say cinnamon stimulates the brain's ability to generate, organize and store memory, improving a person's ability to learn.

Turmeric has been used an ancient Ayurvedic remedy to alleviate pain. This spice contains a key molecule with a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric not only spices up your dishes but will also play a role in cancer prevention and protection against heart disease.

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Ginger helps to normalize digestive function and it stimulates circulation. It also has the potential to give you that healthy glow, radiant skin and glossy hair you've always wanted.

There is a good reason why saffron is the most expensive spice. Nutritionist Cassandra Barns explains that 'Saffron extract helps increase serotonin, which is the feel good hormone in the brain.

Due to a process called thermogenesis, research has shown a powerful compound found in hot chillies and cayenne pepper called capsacin has the ability boost the body's metabolism and ability to burn fat.

So it looks like there's no need for a medicine cabinet. All you need to spice up your life is on the spice rack.

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