Day 9: Literally Spice Up Your Life for Health and Vitality

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Welcome to my 14 Day Ageless Lifestyle Makeover Challenge series!

The purpose of the challenge was to inspire you to make easy changes that would create more health, vibrancy, confidence, and timelessness in your life.  It covered food, skin care, fashion style, fitness, and so much more! Each day touched on a topic that helped you be your best at any age.

Here are the 14 days worth of lessons:

The winner of the drawing has been chosen and notified. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you’re just discovering this challenge now—do it on you own and reap the benefits of a more ageless lifestyle!

Spices not only add flavor to food, but boosts health and vitality too!

Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were  buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go. ~ Erma Bombeck

Your DAY 9 challenge:

Add these 10 spices to your meals more often. Use some together and create tasty and timeless meals that support your total well-being.

1. Cardamom

Cardamom is aromatic with a spicy-sweet taste. It’s delicious in curry and hearty soups. Cardamom boosts immune system, improves digestion, and is great at helping you get better from the common cold. It’s good for cholesterol control, cardiovascular issues, and improving blood circulation.

2. Cinnamon

A sweet-smelling spice, cinnamon tastes good on almost anything from tea to a pork. It’s known to support a healthy metabolism, regulating blood sugar levels, and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Cinnamon also prevents fungal and bacterial infections.

3. Cloves

A fragrant spice used in both sweet and savory dishes. Cloves are a natural anti-inflammatory aid helping to thwart illness and disease. It can help with respiratory, digestion, and a natural pain reliever. It has anti-microbial properties, fights against cancer, and protects the liver.

4. Cumin

With its musky scent and hearty flavor, cumin is great with chicken and pork. Cumin is good for energy production, digestion, and immunity. It also improves memory, cognitive performance, and has anti-aging benefits.

5. Ginger

Ginger is a versatile spice that can be used in tea, curry, stir-fry, soups and more. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory helping with pain relief from joint, muscle, and migraine pain. It helps to fight colds, cough, and asthma congestion. Ginger may prevent certain cancers and has positive effects on diabetes. It improves cognitive function, reduces vertigo, prevents heart attacks, and respiratory viruses.

6. Ginseng

Ginseng is a popular herb supplement put in tea, energy drinks, and smoothies. Ginseng is good for improving cognitive abilities such as memory and focus. It’s helps to reduce stress and has high antioxidants so it has anti-aging benefits. It improves blood flow, naturally detoxifies, and boosts immune system.

7. Rosemary

A fragrant herb used in soups, stews, and good with chicken, fish, and pork. Rosemary is anti-inflammatory good for pain relief and protecting the body from illness. It has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Rosemary has been seen to improve memory and fight cancer cells.

8. Sage

Sage is for savory dishes — great in stews and soups. Sage improves brain function, boosts immune system, and can prevent chronic diseases. It aids in digestion, is high in antioxidants, and is also anti-inflammatory.

9. Thyme

Thyme is superb in soups, sauces, and meat dishes. Thyme is good for respiratory, heart health, and a natural stress reliever. It helps improve blood circulation, is anti-inflammatory, and protects against chronic diseases. Thyme is one of the highest antioxidant herbs great at boosting immunity, has anti-aging benefits, and good for vision.

10. Turmeric

Turmeric known for its warm peppery flavor is great in curries, fish, and chicken. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and has antioxidants properties. Turmeric boosts immune system, and may prevent diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and muscle degeneration, and cancer.

How I spice up my life!

In the morning, I put cinnamon in my bulletproof coffee or tea:


  • organic tea or organic coffee
  • 1 tbs organic coconut oil
  • 1 tbs grass-fed unsalted butter
  • a few shakes of cinnamon

In the evening, I drink a shot glass of mango kombucha with a dash of turmeric

In general, when I make our lunches and dinners for the week (I do marathon cooking on a Sunday or Tuesday) I choose a spice to build a recipe around or google a recipe with the spice in it!

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P.S. I’ve only touched the “tip of the iceberg” on the benefits of these herbs. Click on the link below to get more info — like all their vitamins and nutrients!


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