Health Is Wealth: The Spices in our Foods

At All India Cafe, we pride ourselves on serving our customers the finest Indian food, made fresh with the highest quality ingredients possible. We care that our cuisine is delicious and full of robust flavors that are hard to find elsewhere; equally as important to us is our promise to prepare food that is nutritious and has a myriad of health benefits. We care about our customers' well-being and are proud to have created a menu that is flavorful and hard to resist -- yet also incredibly good for you! Our Health Is Wealth blog series will explore the many health benefits that our menu boasts.

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The rainbow of spices present in our food each offer their own unique and countless health benefits. Read on below as we explore some of our favorites...

Ginger

  • boosts immunity
  • anti-nausea remedy (great for morning sickness!)
  • motion sickness remedy (dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold sweating)
  • anti-inflammatory effects (proven helpful for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • protects against colorectal and ovarian cancer

Cardamom

  • combats digestive issues (bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation, and loss of appetite)
  • promotes detoxification through the kidneys
  • antiseptic & antimicrobial; prevents infection and heals the gums and teeth

Clove

  • helps to control blood sugar levels
  • protects the liver from infection
  • relieves pain and inflammation
  • aids in curing Gingivitis and Periodontitis 
  • preserves bone density

Cinnamon

  • incredibly antioxidant-rich; ranks as having the 7th highest amount of antioxidants of all foods in the world
  • relieves swelling and inflammation (great for muscle soreness, PMS, allergic reactions, and age-related pain)
  • heart-healthy; reduces common heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure) 
  • fights Diabetes; improve sensitivity to insulin and helps to keep blood sugar levels balanced
  • promotes excellent brain function and fights cognitive decline
  • can help to prevent or cure Candida

Turmeric

  • extremely antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory in effect
  • has been linked to higher brain capacities and a lower risk for brain diseases
  • reduces the risk of heart disease
  • can help to prevent and possibly treat cancer
  • can be useful in helping to prevent and treat Alzheimer's 
  • is a natural anti-depressant

Fennel Seed

  • increases breast milk production
  • helps to lessen bloating, gas, and indigestion
  • relieves Colic pain in newborns and helps with their digestion
  • helps to treat loss of appetite

Cumin

  • eliminated phlegm and mucus
  • acts as a natural laxative
  • reduces the chances of Hypoglycemia, thus preventing Diabetes
  • reduces Anemia symptoms like fatigue and digestive issues
  • removes toxins from the body and helps to prevent colon cancer
  • boosts immunity and fights viral infections
  • maintains healthy skin and prevents premature aging

Coriander

  • decreases blood pressure and lowers blood sugar
  • improves cholesterol levels
  • promotes healthy menstrual functions
  • helps to fight food poisoning and urinary tract infections

Mint

  • supports healthy cholesterol levels
  • improves fat digestion; can decrease bloating

Nutmeg

  • acts as a detoxifying tonic to cleanse the kidney and liver
  • promotes healthy skin; great for smoothing skin and for purifying breakout-prone skin
  • can help to induce sleep

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