Healthy food can be delicious too: How Dizzy Pig uses Superfoods to spice things up!

By Lauren DeVito

If you grew up in the 1970’s and 80’s in America you probably did not eat very much avocado.

However, it seems like in the last decade, avocados are everywhere!

Row of avocados

They are on toast and in smoothies…
Avocado is even now featured on the Wendy’s menu!

Avocados have arrived!

Why is that?
Because the push in food and health has been for us to incorporate superfoods into our daily lives. This has caused us to jump on the avocado, kale, acai, green tea bandwagon with a fervor I have never seen before.  Most people cannot even pronounce Acai yet we consume it whenever we can.   We all know we should eat these things, and we don’t bat an eyelash when Chipotle reminds us that guac is extra because avocados are so special.

This begs the question, what is a superfood?

According to the Cleveland Clinic’s dietian, Beth Czerwony, RD, “Superfoods help promote health by increasing your immune function and decreasing your chance of disease prevention or progression.”

Superfoods can help:

  • Prevent cancer
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote heart health
  • Lower cholesterol

It is clear why we should be incorporating them into our daily lives, as heart disease and cancer are leading causes of death worldwide.

Superfood spices and herbs

But beyond the usual suspects mentioned above, there are many spices and herbs that are superfoods.   Using superfood spices is an easy way to not only make food taste better but also get the health benefits we have all learned are vital.

This is where Dizzy Pig Craft Seasonings can help. We source the freshest and highest quality spices to maximize flavor and efficacy.

Garlic, turmeric, star anise are superfood spices

Here are just a few of our superfood spices.

Number 1Garlic

Garlic

Not just for warding off vampires

Garlic helps kill over 20 types of bacteria such as the common cold. Besides tasting great, garlic helps improve the good cholesterol and lowers the bad, it is an immune booster and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Shameless Dizzy Pig Plug:

  • SPG Garlic, with the big G in its name, can help boot your immune system and keep vampires at bay.
  • It’s easy to get your garlic fix with our seasonings since 32 of our 34 seasonings contain this major superfood!

Turmeric

Although it’s been used in Asia for centuries, it’s having a moment right now
TurmericMuch like the avocado and kale, turmeric is one of the cool kids right now. For good reason, Turmeric packs a major health punch! Turmeric has antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antioxidant effects. Doctors are recommending Turmeric for Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Combining turmeric and black pepper increases the absorption by 2000%!
Shameless Dizzy Pig Plug:

Star Anise

You know the scent but let’s be honest you have no idea how to use it
Star aniseExotic, sweet and a little spicy; star anise is one of those things you know but you really don’t know. Not only is star anise antiviral and antibacterial, it helps to relieve cough & cold, improve digestion, prevent menstrual cramps and nausea.

This excellent flavor enhancer is like a trip to a far away land.

Shameless Dizzy Pig Plug:

  • Our Peking seasoning will bring the authentic taste of Chinese cuisine home with this little superfood, star anise. Bonus points because it includes ginger which we all know is the mother of all superfoods!
  • We can’t forget to mention that Dizzy Dust, the OG seasoning that started it all, has a hint of star anise that will make your head spin with delight on almost any dish.
  • And, last but not least, Tsunami Spin is truly a superstar with several superfood spices (star anise, ginger, turmeric ) in its arsenal!

Stay tuned next month for the mother of all superfoods and the prettiest girl on Gillian’s Island: Ginger!


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