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Spotlight On Spices! Issue June 2014 - Healthy Herbs and Spices
May 31, 2014
June is the national month for foods such as Dairy, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Seafood. There are a bunch of national food days this month including: National Egg Day (3rd), National Cheese Day (4th), National Donut Day (6th) and National Lobster Day (15th), as well as National Herbs and Spices Day on June 10th.
It’s a great month to bring attention to some herbs and spices that are this month’s . . . .
THE SPICE OF LIFE - Healthy Herbs and Spices
For thousands of years, the health benefits of herbs - spices have been known to civilizations. Ancient peoples consumed, on purpose, spices and herbs that aided digestion, stimulated their appetites, gave them pain relief, and helped them fight illness and disease.
Below are links to pages that list spices and herbs that are accepted widely as remedies for various health issues and concerns.
However, please note:
The information found on my website is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.
Everyone’s body is different, and yours may respond differently than others. I recommend that you consult with your doctor or healthcare professional prior to trying something new. And, remember that too much of even a good thing may not be good for your body, and can impact or be impacted by medications, or other foods, you are consuming at the same time.
Herbs and Spices for Some Common Health Issues:Spice and Herb Antioxidants
Freshen Bad Breath
With these spices, there is no need for mouthwashes that mask bad breath. The following will help freshen your breath and give it a natural sweetness. Suck on a whole star anise, or chew a few anise or cardamom seeds.
Combat Alzheimer's Disease
These herbs and spices may help guard your body against Alzheimer’s disease.
Lower Blood Pressure
Studies indicate that these herbs may help keep your heart healthy, and lower your blood pressure.
These spices may help combat diabetes by helping to lower blood sugar.
June is the Month for:
Cheese, Dairy, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Papaya, and Seafood
Some of our Favorite National Food Days in June Include:
June 3rd - National Egg Day
June 4th - National Cheese Day
June 5th - National Gingerbread Day
June 6th - National Donut Day (first Friday in June)
June 7th - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 10th - National Herbs and Spices Day
June 10th - National Iced Tea Day
June 11th - National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12th - National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 14th - National Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 15th - National Lobster Day
June 17th - Eat All Your Veggies Day
June 20th - National Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 25th - National Catfish Day
June 30th - National Ice Cream Soda Day
SPICY TIDBITSCheck here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:
MERCHANTS & RETAILERS:Websites for Spice Retailers:
Atlantic Spice Company - atlanticspice.com
Durkee® - durkee.com
Maison Terre - maisonterre.net
McCormick® - mccormick.com
Milford Spice Company - milfordspice.com
Penzeys Spices - penzeys.com
Savory Spice Shop - savoryspiceshop.com
Spice Islands® - spiceislands.com
The Spice House - thespicehouse.com
Spice Accessories Websites:
Bottles, Containers & Jars:
Bottle Store - www.bottlestore.com
eBottles.com - www.ebottles.com
SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. - www.sks-bottle.com
Online Labels - www.onlinelabels.com
Tubular Spices - www.tubularspices.com/Spice_Racks.asp
Spice Rack Source - www.spiceracksource.com/all-spice-racks/
YOUR TURNTell us what you would love to see in our monthly eZine. We want to keep this publication fresh and relevant. We want to put a spotlight on the herbs and spices that are of the most interest to you.
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Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!
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