Winter Spices for Health

The winter holiday season has come and gone. The excitement and yuletide fervor are on the decline. While many of us stayed homebound and weren’t able to see our families this year out of consideration for the health of our loved ones, we may still have to keep vigilant for seasonal illnesses that have a way of finding us no matter what. The good news is that many of our cupboard staples have medicinal properties that may help usher us through the cold and flu season rather unscathed. Adding spices and herbs to every meal is always a great way to increase the health benefits as well as the flavor profile of many food items. The following is just a short list of many common spices we find in abundance this time of year.