Spicing It Up
Creatively blending spices is a delicious and healthy way to improve our health. Avoiding the salty six and the dangers of salt have been discussed in previous posts; we are aware of increased fluid retention, dangers of increasing high blood pressure, and now the evidence is out that our children and grandchildren are at risk.
Hence, the value of exploring a wide variety of yummy and healing spices!
Spices were so important in ancient times. Their value was included with silver and gold, mules and horses, armor, garments and even precious stones. Spices were used to anoint Kings and Priests, as well as burial of loved ones.
2 Chronicles 9:23-25 (NKJV)
“And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. Each man brought his present: articles of silver and gold, garments, armor, spices, horses, and mules, at a set rate year by year.”
We are so blessed to have just about any spice we want at our fingertips at the local grocery store. Specialty rubs and blends for chicken, fish, beef, or vegetables are prepackaged and ready for use. The problem for me with theses blends is they just don’t taste that good and they cause severe indigestion. Or, they have too much salt.
I like the chart from Women’s Health Magazine—–because you can control the amount of salt you put in your favorite blend and all the great regions of flavor are covered! The spice blends in the chart include Cajun, Greek, Curry, Indian, Chili, Pumpkin, and Lemon Pepper.
Therefore, before you and I reach for our salt shakers, maybe we’ll buy some cute little jars and make our own blends of delicious spices and take a moment to Spice it Up. After all, the value of our health is greater than silver or gold. It is a precious gift, designed by a loving Creator.
Please take a moment to read the benefits of some of our every day spices!