The three “c” spices – cardamon, cinnamon, clove – are 3 of fall’s comfiest 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! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic presents some Augusta 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 listed with them reported 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 discovered that eugenol, the main compound in clove oil stopped the high-fat-diet rats’ tendency to gain weight and be obese by controlling gut dysbiosis. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic appreciates the various benefits of clove for some of our Augusta chiropractic patients.
ANTI-GLUCOSE: Cinnamon and Cardamom
Various types of cinnamon have been talked about for their ability to normalize and/or enhance glucose levels in diabetes. Just how it’s able to do this has been considered from many different angles: by increasing the insulin sensitivity of receptor signaling pathways, decreasing inflammation, hindering glucose absorption, improving glucose uptake by glucose transported proteins, and more. It has been shown to be extremely safe, too, which guided researchers to endorse its being talked about as part of the management of diabetes with patients. (4) The leaf of true cinnamon – Ceylon cinnamon – has been reported to offer all sorts of health benefits, so researchers put it to the test. They discovered that leaf extracts of Ceylon cinnamon offered a multitude of bioactivities from cholesterol esterase and micellization inhibition to glutathionase-S-transferase, COX1 and COX2 inhibition as well as cytotoxicity against cancer cells they tested as well as being anti-inflammatory and antilipidemic. (5) In lots of technical terms, Ceylon cinnamon is very healthy as is cardamom!
ANTI-DIABETIC AND ANTILIPIDEMIC AND ANTI-OBESITY: Cardamom
Helping diabetics cope with their glucose levels is important, and cardamom is another beneficial spice. Known as the “queen of spice,” caradmom’s anti-diabetic ability seems to rest in its effect on metabolic factors like glycemic indices. Taking 3 g of cardamom daily for 8 weeks to 3 months significantly impacted HbA1C and Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (how much insulin the body needed to keep blood sugar levels consistent). Research highlighted caradmom’s ability to improve the metabolism of glucose. (6) A review of randomized controlled trials that studied the effects of green cardamom reported that triglycerides levels were significantly reduced with its use compared to control. (7) Augusta chiropractic healthcare treatment plans promote the use of healthy, natural interventions to help! Chiropractic care is health care!
CONTACT Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they describe relieving chiropractic care via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and nutrition.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment now. As you cozy your way into fall, welcome the three ‘c’ fall spices for their spiciness and their healthiness and especially their anti-disease-ness!! Enjoy!