One teaspoon of this magical spice contains six micro-grams of vitamin k, which helps to keep your bones healthy and strong. It also contains the same amount of antioxidants as three cups of spinach! Try adding some oregano into any of your Italian dishes, homemade salad dressing or to spice up a can of boring soup.
When you are grilling your steaks in the summer, the high heat actually produces harmful radicals called heterocyclic amines which can cause cancer. If you marinate your meats in a rosemary mixture before cooking, the fighting spice can prevent the formation of these radicals by as much as 84 percent. Try mixing equal parts of rosemary, garlic and pepper and rub directly onto your chicken or steak before grilling it. Yum!
Not only does cayenne pepper heat up your body, but it also fires up your metabolism and helps you to burn a ton of extra calories. Using this spice helps you to stay fuller longer and eat less at your next meal. Add a dash of cayenne pepper onto sliced potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil before putting them in the oven or wrapped in foil on the grill.
One tablespoon of these seeds provides your body with 22 percent of your daily iron requirement, helping to build your immune system and keeping you energized. Try sauteing these in a pan for a few minutes then add some fresh squash for a delicious, disease-fighting side dish.