“Sugar and spice make all things nice” chanted in school playgrounds for years, but the sugar conscious community has grown, and the verdict is in: sugar needs to move over. Herbs are here, better for us and full of flavor, and paired with spices, they make dangerously delicious combos.
What are the health benefits of herbs and spices?
They’ve been used as healing remedies for decades, naturally sourced and passed along from generation to generation. Science can now back this up showing that herbs and spices contain anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties due to their chemical compounds, such as phytonutrients.
A hero herb is sage, its name in Latin means “to save.” This is because of its healing properties during the middles ages, nowadays its believed sage can improve cognitive function and memory. Peppermint also has a long history used as an aromatherapy fighting nausea and more recently has been found to relax our bowel muscles decreasing pain for people with IBS.
Popular spice, Cinnamon is a potent antioxidant decreasing inflammation and also has an anti-diabetic effect. Helping lower blood sugar levels, by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates. Power spice, ginger has multiple effects - it lowers cholesterol, controls fevers, decreases nausea, decreases inflammation, and has antibacterial effects.
It seems our ancestors knew a thing or two about nutrition for medicine and how important food is for our health, these effects almost outshine the fact that herbs and spices are also full of flavour.
Herbs and spices in the kitchen!
The great thing about Herbs and Spices – anyone can consume them. Keto, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free – it doesn’t matter. The only exception is our low fodmap friends. Luckily, we have you sorted. Our range of low fodmap meals don’t contain any garlic or onion, but we use ginger, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon to ensure they’re just as tasty. It’s hard to imagine where we would be without herbs and spices, and the good thing is they’re not going anywhere, we should be adding them to our meals at every opportunity. So get inclusive and spice up your life!
Dineamic has herbs and spices sorted.
We understand that while you want the convenience of ready-made meals, you do not want to sacrifice the beautiful flavour of a home-cooked meal. That’s why Dineamic always includes a variety of herbs and spices into the recipes to create that beautiful balance of tasty meals without overpowering your palette. Try our Butter Chicken Curry with Rice, Chicken Curry Laksa Pouch, Low Fodmap Moroccan Beef with Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato, Coconut & Turmeric Soup or our Pumpkin & Red Lentil Soup.