Spice Fit Blog

All Powerful Garlic: 12 Ways To Add It To Your Menu

Garlic doesn’t hold back — not on its spicy taste nor on its pungent aroma. However, if you stop and take a closer look at the benefits of garlic, there really is a lot to love about this ancient bulb. Garlic is the bulb of the Allium sativum plant. It comes from the...

Ancient Origins: The Incredible History of Spices

Herbs and spices taste great and do an incredible job of enhancing the flavor of our food. However, spicy seasonings can do so much more than just make food taste better. Each spice has its own chemical makeup, giving it unique properties that humans have utilized in...

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Bitter Gourd Juice

Bitter melon, bitter gourd, bitter squash, balsam-pear, karela, or Momordica charantia – whatever you choose to call it, this melon is mighty. The bitter karela melon resembles a kind of lumpy, oddly-shaped cucumber. Inside, you’ll find a smooth, creamy, seeded flesh....

Immune System Down? Try These 10 Foods Rich In Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral for the human body to grow and repair. Though only needed in small amounts, zinc deficiencies are common, especially among those with digestive disorders, pregnant or lactating women, vegans, and vegetarians. While zinc is important for...

Thyme To Get Healthy: Why You Should Grow This Wonder Herb

Did you know that in the folk song, Scarborough Fair, each aromatic herb named is actually representing a medieval virtue? Thyme represents courage, which gives us a fair glimpse into the ancient history of this magnificent herb.1 Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has actually...

Capsimax and the Incredible Benefits of Capsaicin

Many people today are using capsaicin as a fat burner to naturally aid in weight loss. Capsaicin is an ingredient found in spicy peppers like Capsicum frutescens, a species that includes some of the hottest peppers in the world. And the spicier the pepper, the more...

How To Use Spices To Create A Dynamic Soup for Fall

Fall is just around the corner, and that means the onset of more warming, hearty foods. It’s also an amazing time to start incorporating more of those fall-themed spices. You know, the ones that take you back to memories of holidays past – cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom,...

Fermenting 101: Bring Some (delicious!) Culture To Your Life

You’ve most probably heard of sauerkraut, and let’s be honest, you’ve probably also wrinkled your nose up at it. For years, people couldn’t imagine how Germans could enjoy eating fermented cabbage. But, sauerkraut, and it’s Korean cousin, kimchi (fermented cabbage...

The Interesting Difference Between Herbs and Spices

When you talk about seasoning your food, there’s the “spice rack” or the “herb garden,” but never the other way around. Yet, many herbs are found on the spice rack, and many spices can be grown in your garden. And often, the words “herb” or “spice” are just used...

“Brain Fog” Got You Down? 4 Tips To Finding Clarity

Some days you can feel like you’re just not “with it”. You’re usually an efficient taskmaster who gets stuff done and rarely needs a reminder. Then suddenly, you can’t remember your co-worker’s name, you left your lunch at home, and three hours later you’re still...

12 Quick, Healthy, Grab-and-Go Breakfast Ideas

You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes, you don’t have time every morning to make breakfast. It's not that you don't want to eat; you just don't have time. And eating a healthy breakfast? Forget about it. Well, here’s some good...