If you don`t have it, perhaps you can start to use this useful herb in your kitchen.
This aromatic, sweet spice helps digestion, refreshes breath and has a beneficial effect on blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Cardamom gives a very nice flavor to your food and beverages.
Cardamom is the useful spice that we need to have in our kitchen
It can be added to your morning tea or morning coffee.
It can be used in the preparation of bread, cakes and pies.
It can also be added to boiled or fried rice, as well as in spicy recipes of vegetables that are commonly called “curry”.
And this below is an additional reason to include cardamom in nutrition.
Health benefits of cardamom
-1. It`s an excellent source of manganese
A Scoop of cardamom contains 80% of the recommended daily intake of micronutrients.
This helps to form the microstructured connective tissue and bone.
-2. Bad breath and cavities
It works antibacterial.
Cardamom is working against pathogenic microorganisms that often develop in the mouth, such as Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans, which can cause bad breath and some other health problems.
As a result, cardamom can contribute to dental health (prevention of cavity).
-3. It contributes lowering high blood pressure
One study at the Medical School RNT found that taking three grams of cardamom divided into two daily doses for 12 weeks reduced systolic (maximum blood pressure), diastolic ( minimum blood pressure) and middle blood pressure and increased antioxidants status of the body by 90%.
-4. It contributes to the regulation of blood sugar
Studies show that people with diabetes have a low level of manganese in the body.
Cardamom is a great source of manganese, however, may contribute to the regulation of blood sugar levels.
-5. It has anticancer properties
Studies have shown that this spice reduces inflammation, inhibits the growth of colon cancer cells and promotes apoptosis (cell death) of cancer cells.
Another study showed that cardamom stimulates the production of white blood cells – natural eliminator malignant cells.
The studies suggest that regular consumption of cardamom may contribute to the prevention of the breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
-6. Digestive system
This herb is a natural traditional remedy in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine because can treat digestive issues such as stomach aches.
The methanolic extract from this spice is helping in control of some gastrointestinal disorders like stomach cramps, flatulence and acidity.
Studies have found that this herb is above other spices when we speak about helping the different stages of digestion.
In addition, it has gastroprotective properties which include helping stomach ulcers that are caused by aspirin and ethanol – found in different alcoholic beverages.
Cardamom can provide relief if people struggle with some breathing problems like asthma.
The studies on the animal showed that it exhibits bronchodilator effect.
That is a compound that dilates the bronchioles and bronchi, increase the airflow in our lungs and decrease the resistance in our respiratory airway.
On that way, it helps to people that suffer from asthma, shortness breath and make our breathing easier.
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