Sandy Springs Nutrition Tip: Enjoy Fall's 3 "C" Spices

The 3 “c” spices – cardamon, cinnamon, clove – are 3 of fall’s coziest spices! Added to everything from tea and coffee to soups, main courses, and desserts, these spices do spice up the taste buds…and the body! Cross Chiropractic Center shares some Sandy Springs healthy tips about these three “anti” (anti-diseases’, that is!) spices as the seasons change around the world.

ANTI-LOTS OF DISEASES! Clove

A review of 24 tropical spices and herbs with cardamom and clove among them discovered on the nutritional value, health advantages, and phytochemical properties of them consisting of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous system activities. (1) In a new study about the anti-cancer effect of Mediterranean diet spices, researchers listed clove as one of the chemo-therapeutic and chemo-preventive spices along with ginger, black cumin, rosemary, pepper, and turmeric. (2) Further, in a rat study, researchers tested rats and found that eugenol, the main compound in clove oil prevented the high-fat-diet rats’ obesity by modulating the imbalance of microbiota of the gut. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center appreciates the variety of benefits of clove for some of our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients.

ANTI-GLUCOSE: Cinnamon and Cardamom

Various types of cinnamon have been talked about for their ability to normalize and/or improve glucose levels in diabetes. Just how it is able to do this has been debated from many different angles: by improving the insulin sensitivity of receptor signaling pathways, decreasing inflammation, inhibiting glucose absorption, enhancing glucose uptake by glucose moved proteins, and more. It has been demonstrated to be extremely safe, too, which lead researchers to support its being discussed as part of diabetes management with patients. (4) The leaf of true cinnamon – Ceylon cinnamon – has been reported to offer many health benefits, so researchers put it to the test. They found that leaf extracts of Ceylon cinnamon gave a multitude of bioactivities from cholesterol esterase and micellization inhibition to glutathionase-S-transferase, COX1 and COX2 inhibition as well as cytotoxicity against studied cancer cell lines (MCF7, HePG2, AN3CA) as well as being anti-inflammatory and antilipidemic. (5) In lots of technical terms, Ceylon cinnamon is quite effective as is cardamom!

ANTI-DIABETIC AND ANTILIPIDEMIC AND ANTI-OBESITY: Cardamom

Helping diabetics contend with their glucose levels is essential, and cardamom is another helpful spice. Known as the “queen of spice,” caradmom’s anti-diabetic property seems to come from its effect on metabolic factors like glycemic indices. 3 g of cardamom a day taken from 8 weeks to 3 months significantly impacted HbA1C and Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (how much insulin the body required to keep blood sugar levels in line). Research highlighted caradmom’s ability to improve the metabolism of glucose. (6) A review of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effects of green cardamom recorded that triglycerides levels were significantly reduced with its use compared to control. (7) Sandy Springs chiropractic healthcare treatment plans encourage the use of healthy, natural interventions to help! Chiropractic care is health care!

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Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. As you cozy your way into fall, incorporate the three ‘c’ fall spices for their spicy, healthy, and anti-disease aspects!! Enjoy!

 
Cross Chiropractic Center likes the cozy three fall spices starting with “C” – clove, cardamon and cinnamon! Their “anti” properties are so healthy 
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