Using Fresh Herbs and Brain Healthy Spices in Your Cooking
- 12 Great Ways to Use…Fresh Herbs (from the Mediterranean Food Alliance)
- 12 Great Ways to Use…Spices (from the Mediterranean Food Alliance)
Spices in the News and in Research:
Cinnamon May Boost Brain Health
In the 2011 study, the first to actually test cinnamon’s direct effect on the brain, researchers concluded that cinnamon could yield potential benefits against Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain Healthy Spices on the Tables in Senior Living Residences’ Assisted Living Communities:
Cinnamon Makes Life Sweeter
Cinnamon is a prize spice. Promising research suggests it contributes directly to brain health and may protect against Alzheimer’s disease. It is a potent antioxidant, a natural anti-inflammatory and is effective in regulating blood sugar and reducing cholesterol, providing additional benefits for the brain. Most people enjoy its natural sweetness. Saigon Cassia is the most potent and flavorful type of cinnamon. Take our Good Cinnamon Challenge!
Recommended daily dose: 1/2 to 1 TSP. Sprinkle on sweet potato, applesauce, cereal, yogurt, toast and ice cream. Mix into coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Use as a flavor enhancer in sauces, soups, and marinades for meat, poultry and fish.
Variety Really is the “Spice of Life”
SLR’s private label Spice of Life is a blend of 18 different fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. It is nutrient rich and contains potent antioxidants, a boost to brain and body health. It was created as a tasty satisfying alternative to salt.
Suggested use: Sprinkle on top of salads and on side dishes such as potatoes, rice, beans and vegetables. Use as a flavor enhancer in egg dishes and in sauces, soups, stews, and marinades for meat, poultry and fish.
SLR’s Brain Healthy Spices
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