Herbs and Spices Lower Triglycerides
Spices and herbs are a cornerstone of alternative health fields, especially in India and China, where they’ve been relied upon for their medicinal value for centuries.
Scientific studies in the West now are confirming what those cultures have known for so long.
For example, a recent study from Penn State spoke to herbs and spices value for lowering triglycerides, which some studies claim are more dangerous even than LDL cholesterol.
Triglyceride levels rise after eating a high-fat meal — which can lead to an increase in risk for heart disease.
If a high-antioxidant spice blend is incorporated into the meal, triglyceride levels may be reduced by as much as 30 percent compared to eating an identical meal without the spice blend.
The researchers prepared meals on two separate days for six men between the ages of 30 and 65 who were overweight, but otherwise healthy.
The identical meals consisted of chicken, bread, and a dessert biscuit. But the researchers added two tablespoons of a high-antioxidant culinary spice blend to the test meal.
The spiced meal included garlic powder, rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, cloves, paprika, turmeric, ginger and black pepper.
The researchers followed the participants for three hours after each meal, drawing blood every 30 minutes.
Antioxidant activity in the blood increased by 13 percent after the men ate the test meal, suggesting that the spices may help prevent cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.
I’d like to get the recipe for that spice mix and how much take daily. Thank you!
I’d like to get your spiced herb mix recipe that lowers triglycerides. How much should be taken daily?
Exercise, diet & losing weight are the only real solutions for lowering cholesterol- including triglycerides, LDL & Total Cholesterol. I began lowering my Triglycerides from 147 to 66 over 9 months by swapping “white” to “whole grain” (White potatoes to yams- adding cinnamon, not sweeteners: pasta to wheat pasta- watch the sugar in tomatoes sauces: make pesto or garlic oil & pepper for flavor: bread to whole grain-watch saturated/trans fat on labels-& avoid butter, use olive oil with rosemary, oregano, cloves). As the weight started to come off, I added more walking as exercise. Also drank ginger & lemon tea as well as taking turmeric supplements for joint pain & inflammation. Occasionally ate spicy 🌶 Spanish food with paprika/lots of pepper. It takes time, but I’m down 80lbs, LDL 123 to 40; Total Cholesterol 197 to 100. My HDL however also fell from 53 to 45, but Doc is not worried.
Skip processed foods, & restaurants. After achieving you goal, try to maintain & judging wisely where to eat out & what to eat, as well as how often to eat out. Good Luck!
I dropped my husbands weight from 480 to 242 just by adding a vegetable and a fruit to every serving…if he ate pizza, he had to have fruit and vegetables with every slice…if he ate sweets .. it had to have fruit or oats or peanut butter in it…like no bake oatmeal cookies…and cut down on potatoes ..yeast products. People don’t like to believe that the body holds onto fats when there’s not enough veggies and fruit it thinks it’s starving…by the way he was diabetic..and by putting cinnamon in his oatmeal every morning and tea every afternoon his sugar has not been high since. Of course he lost a lot of weight which I’m sure contributed. I also dropped my fathers weight when I cared for him…I did not diet him…I just made sure there was fruit and veggies with every plate full…and yes I did add healthy spices