Many of us try hard to eat healthy, only to mess it all up with the spices we use. We tend to think spices are healthy, and in any case, what adverse effects could a little bit of powdery stuff have on our health?
The problem starts when we use spices that contain many ingredients as opposed to spices and herbs of one or two ingredients. When you use real spices (herbs), you are benefiting your health since those spices containing a solo ingredient do have beneficial properties. However when you need a heavy duty spice that has more ingredients then your shopping list, it probably means that:
1. Your food was low grade if it needed that much seasoning.
2. Your taste buds aren't functioning due to the numbing effect of sugars, MSG, and not eating enough real foods.
3. You are loading your body with MSG, which is being used under 50 different names and might even say no MSG added, making it appear to taste so good...but that is the point. Some of the code names sound so innocent such as 'Yeast extract' to seem more welcoming. Another aggressor you could find in the heavy duty spices is Trans fatty acids, also used under multiple names, and known to cause cancer and other bad health conditions.
So there you have it. Use single spices and herbs and know that you are on the right track for bettering your existential experience or grab the heavy duty “yummy” spices and fool yourself to think you’re making a healthy choice and that the little powder can’t be all that bad for you.