Turmeric: is a deep, golden-orange spice known for adding color, flavor and nutrition to foods. Turmeric comes from the root of a native Asian plant and has been used in cooking for hundreds of years. The active ingredient in turmeric is a natural compound called curcumin, which has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is rich in phytonutrients that may protect the body by neutralizing free radicals such as pollution and excess sunlight.

Garlic: Researchers have linked garlic intake with keeping blood vessels flexible, especially in women. Studies also suggest that eating garlic may reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, both of which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Chili powder: Red chilies have a high quantity of potassium which helps to keep the blood vessels relaxed. They have a specific component called capsaicin, which assists in maintaining blood pressure and also has an anti-inflammatory property. If you have muscle or joint soreness, then consume red chili. It can reduce pain as well as inflammation.

Onion powder: The abundance of anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and antimicrobial properties, make onion the healthiest choice among vegetables to ward off the various infections. The bio-active components in onion powder boost immunity, prevents bacterial infestation and helps to reduce risk of various bacterial and fungal infections.

Paprika: Paprika is a colorful spice that has vitamin A, capsaicin, and carotenoid antioxidants such as beta carotene, capsanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein These may help prevent inflammation and improve your cholesterol, eye health, and blood sugar levels, among other health benefits.

Ginger: Eating ginger encourages efficient digestion, so food doesn’t linger as long in the gut. Ginger can help relieve nausea, bloating and gas, and possibly rheumatoid arthritis or respiratory inflammation (though more studies need to be conducted).

Dill: Studies have shown that dill can be used to help manage diabetes. Not only do these studies show that dill helps manage existing type 2 diabetes, but it also shows that dill may help prevent type 2 diabetes from developing. Dill has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Research on animals shows that dill can also reduce LDLcholesterol levels.

Basil: Sweet basil contains a compound called eugenol, and lime and lemon basils have limonene. These antioxidants, along with others, help to fight free radicals in the body that can otherwise lead to cell damage and increase your risk for a variety of health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

Chipotle: More studies need to be done, but chipotle may reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer, aid in diabetes management and weight loss, and may also help with immunity and respiratory conditions.

Lemon pepper: Lemon pepper’s anti-oxididant and anti-inflammatory properties can help with skin care and joint pain. It can also stimulate production of saliva, aiding in digestion and oral health. It also plays an important role in the prevention of fungus pathogens.