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Why Cooking with Spice Blends is Good for Your Health

Why Cooking with Spice Blends is Good for Your Health
Hi Spicy Friends, Sam here! I get asked this question A LOT: "How is cooking with spice blends better for my health than the alternatives (sauces, dressings, oils, etc.)?" This brings me right back to my roots and why Healthy On You got started! I won't go into the details now, but I encourage you to check out Our Story page.
Anyways, back to how cooking with spice blends is beneficial to your health!
Cooking with spice blends can be an effective way to create delicious and healthy meals at home. When we cook with spice blends, we can easily swap out unhealthy sauces, dressings, and additives that are often loaded with sugar, fat, and sodium. Spices not only add flavor, but also offer a variety of health benefits. Here are the top 5 reasons spice blends are our jam when it comes to cooking and health:
  1. Lower in calories: Spice blends are typically lower in calories than dressings, sauces, and oils, making them a healthier option for those trying to maintain a healthy diet without sacrificing flavor.
  2. Lower in sodium: Many dressings and sauces are high in sodium, which can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems. Spice blends can add flavor without adding excess salt (we even have a salt-free collection).
  3. Rich in antioxidants: Many spices, such as turmeric, cinnamon, and cumin (all found in our organic blends), are rich in antioxidants that can help protect against cell damage and chronic diseases.
  4. Can aid digestion: Spices like ginger, cumin, and fennel (also found in many of our blends) can help aid digestion and alleviate digestive issues like bloating and gas.
  5. Versatile: Spice blends can be used in a variety of dishes and cuisines, making it easy to incorporate healthy and flavorful options into your diet. They can be used to season meats, vegetables, grains, and more, allowing you to experiment with different flavor profiles and cooking styles.
By using spice blends, like ours, you can reap these benefits easily without having to blend your own creations. Home cooking can already be a hassle for some, especially when you're short on time. Furthermore, cooking with spice blends allows us to experiment with a wide range of flavors and cuisines, making healthy eating exciting and enjoyable. Whether you're cooking up a spicy Indian curry or a flavorful Mexican dish, spice blends can elevate the taste and health benefits of any meal. By incorporating a variety of spice blends into our cooking routine, we can create healthy, flavorful meals that we can feel good about eating! Check out some of my favorite blends here.

XOXO, Spicy Sam (Founder / CEO of Healthy On You)
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