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Oxidants Happen

Spices pull a heavy workload for your health. Sure, they’re delicious. Certainly, they’re affordable. They are diverse as they are delicious. But what many folks aren’t clear on is how very healthy spices are, and how beneficial adding them to your diet can be to your overall well-being.

At Pinch, we believe in spices and their ability to promote a happier more contented body, which is a side-effect of their flavor-boosting power (but if you can do both, why not?)

Antioxidants are vital compounds which find oxygen that is released into your body (by one of many chemical processes, most of which are constantly occurring in most bodies) and eliminate free-radical oxygen which causes damage to tissues of the body, internally ageing your body and organs.

Antioxidants are in so many foods and beverages which we’re supposed to be consuming every day. Blueberries, kale, spinach, green tea, and cinnamon are prime examples. These foods are all similar in that they contain considerable amounts of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and flavonoids.

What’s different is that only one of the listed foods is a spice. Meaning it doesn’t go bad as quickly, it’s more versatile, and you can take it with you everywhere!

Many spices contain huge amounts of health-friendly compounds. The fresher the spices, the more of antioxidant-rich they will be. Organic, freshly packed and ground spices are what we do at Pinch Spice Market, which retain their freshness and power longer than pesticide-laden traditionally harvested spices.

By volume, spices such as cloves, oregano, rosemary and sumac all have exponentially more antioxidant power than black raspberries, cucumbers, watermelon, and even squash with its skin.  Of course, it’s much easier to eat 100 grams of cucumber than 100 grams of cloves, but when used liberally with your cooking, you will dramatically increase your antioxidant intake.

Come see (and smell) these heroic spices and their healthy counterparts. Ask your experts at Pinch how you can get more of a certain spice into your diet, and start giving your body those added benefits, along with the gift of deliciousness.

Learn which spices can help you the most against these dastardly oxidants at Pinch today. It’s amazing how much more you can do for your health with a single Pinch.

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