Longevity: THESE 3 spices can add years to your life, cut cancer risk
Studies have backed the many benefits of cinnamon; according to research, cinnamon extracts were also deemed effective for inhibiting the multiplication of cancer cells – head and neck cancer – and reducing tumour size too.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon or dalchini has for long been considered beneficial for heart health, blood sugar, inflammation, and cancer. Studies have backed the many benefits of this fragrant spice; according to research, cinnamon extracts were also deemed effective for inhibiting the multiplication of cancer cells – head and neck cancer – and reducing tumour size too.
- Turmeric: Experts have for long spoken about the medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric (haldi) and these effects are attributed to curcumin. Curcumin is a compound that increases antioxidant activities in the body, lowers cancer risk, and also has a positive impact on diseases triggered by age-related degeneration. According to a study published in the National Library of Health, four grams of curcumin in a day is linked to the reduction of lesions by 40 per cent. The same compound was also deemed effective for the decreased pace of the rate at which colon cancer cells multiplied in the body.
- Sage: Sage spice or rishi masala has been proved to have a positive impact on brain function and memory thereby supporting Alzheimer’s disease management. Studies have proved that including sage extracts in the diet for a period of four months improves cognitive health and helps with better management of heart diseases as well. Additionally, sage spice is known to have the following benefits for health:
- Mitigates high LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- Resolves memory problems
- Treats sore throat, cold sores
- Treats sunburn
- Reduces hot flashes
- Treats fatigue