Include these 5 beautifying spices in your daily routine!
Cinnamon increases circulation to promote cell turnover which gives your skin a glow! It is also loaded with powerful antioxidants and helps to stabilize blood sugar.
My favorite way to use it: by sprinkling in my coffee. You can even put it in your coffee grounds before brewing! I also add this to my skin smoothing chia cereal.
Ginger is known as the universal medicine for its wide range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The most common use is to calm an upset tummy and aid in digestion. It also increases circulation and warms the body.
My favorite way to use it: I love to cook with ginger by grating the root into sautéed veggies. Steeping a chunk in hot water with lemon is also extremely nourishing and perfect after a meal. I love picking out the knobbiest looking ginger root I can find!
Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available. Along with powerful healing properties for a number of different health concerns, it also is known to have skin glowing effects because it contains the antioxidant curcumin.
My favorite way to use it: sprinkle on eggs, mix a tsp into my smoothie, or add to sautéed veggies. I also love to make Golden Milk. Check out the recipe here.
Cardamom minimizes the negative effects of caffeine by reducing jitters. I love this!
My favorite way to use it: I sprinkle this in my coffee (with my cinnamon) every morning. You could also get the cardamom pods and eat the seeds after your coffee or a meal.
Cayenne curbs your appetite and speeds up metabolism!
My favorite way to use it: adding it to my warm lemon water with honey. I also have experimented with including it in homemade dark chocolate…the unexpected spiciness combined with the bitterness of the dark chocolate is delicious!