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Title: Spice Up Your Health Healthy Herbs & Super Spices


1
Spice Up Your HealthHealthy Herbs Super Spices
  • National Nutrition Month 2010
  • Eat.Learn.Live Deliciously
  • Savor the Flavor of Herbs Spices

2
Objectives
  • Identify common herbs spices and their health
    or healing properties.
  • Name the 7 Super Spices.
  • Determine one way to add a healthy herb or spice
    to your current eating habits.

3
More Than Just a Garnish
  • Fresh and flavorful cooking
  • Natural health remedy
  • Examples
  • Ginger used for nausea
  • Parsley used for fresh breath
  • Packed with nutrition

4
Oregano
  • Mini-salad in a spoon
  • Significant source of vitamin K
  • Strong antibacterial agent
  • High in antioxidants
  • Pair oregano with
  • peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, salads
  • dressings, olive oil and breads
  • chicken, lamb, egg dishes

5
Basil
  • Significant source of vitamin K
  • Fights inflammation
  • Strong antibacterial agent
  • Promotes heart health
  • Basil complements
  • Tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegars, nuts
  • Peppers, squash, eggplant, mushrooms
  • Poultry and fish

6
Thyme
  • Significant source of vitamin K
  • Thymol relieves cough, congestion
  • Powerful antimicrobial, antifungal agent
  • Natural food preservative
  • Uses for thyme
  • Season soups, sauces, broths and stock
  • Season kidney beans, pinto beans and black beans
  • Omelets, frittatas, fish and other meats

7
Rosemary
  • Good source of fiber, iron and calcium
  • May kill cancer cells
  • Fights free radical damage in the brain
  • Improves digestion circulation
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Rosemary pairs well with
  • Chicken, lamb, pork, salmon, tuna
  • Soups, sauces, add to dipping oils
  • Omelets and frittatas

8
Do you remember?
  • What herb contains so many nutrients that its
    nickname is mini-salad?
  • What herb contains the active ingredient in many
    vapor rubs used to treat colds?
  • What herb protects the brain?
  • BONUS What do oregano, basil and thyme have in
    common?

9
McCormicks 7 Super Spices
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Red Pepper
  • Yellow Curry (Turmeric)

http//www.mccormick.com/SpicesForHealth/SevenSupe
rSpices.aspx
10
Cinnamon
  • Significant source of manganese
  • Very good source of fiber, iron calcium
  • Essential oils
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-clotting actions
  • Antimicrobial, natural food preservative
  • Regulates blood sugar levels

Khan A, et al, Diabetes Care Dec 2003
11
Cinnamon
  • Sweet
  • French toast, pancakes, waffles
  • Baked goods, fruit cobblers, yogurt
  • Chai tea, milk, hot chocolate
  • Savory
  • Soups, stews, chilis and meat dishes
  • Vegetables, curries, grains/couscous

12
Ginger
  • Good source of potassium, magnesium, copper,
    manganese and vitamin B6
  • Remedy for motion sickness, nausea, vomiting
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Boosts immune system

13
Ginger
  • Natural Remedy
  • Nausea Steep 2 ½ slices fresh ginger root in
    hot water
  • Arthritis Eat minimum of ¼slice fresh ginger
    cooked in food
  • Enjoy Ginger in
  • Sweet potatoes, baked apples, breads, cookies
  • Stir-frys, vegetables, salad dressings, slaws,
    Ginger lemonade, teas

14
Do you remember?
  • What spice has the highest antioxidant capacity
    of any spice?
  • What herb is a remedy for nausea?
  • Can you name 4 of the 7 super spices?

15
Red Pepper
  • Significant source of vitamin A
  • Capsaicin creates heat
  • Clears congestion
  • May boost metabolism
  • Controls appetite
  • Fights inflammation
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Ways to enjoy
  • In the pepper mill
  • On pizza, breads
  • Vegetable sautés
  • Greens
  • Pasta sauces
  • On fresh fruit
  • Hot chocolate

16
Turmeric
  • Significant source of manganese and iron
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • May inhibit cancer cell growth
  • May protect brain
  • Use turmeric in
  • Rice curry dishes, lentils, cauliflower
  • Dips, salad dressings, egg salads

17
Do you remember?
  • Which spice may help you eat fewer calories and
    boost your metabolism?
  • Which spice may protect against Alzheimers
    disease and prostate cancer?

18
Conclusion
  • 8 Healthy Herbs Super Spices
  • Oregano 5. Cinnamon
  • Rosemary 6. Ginger
  • Thyme 7. Red Pepper
  • Basil 8. Turmeric
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