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Foods that Help to Reduce Inflammation

Did you know that herbs can help with inflammation?

Herbs and spices can be anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herbs have been used by  Ayurvedic and Chinese medical practitioners for centuries. They are used in preparing food, brewed in the form of tea, taken internally, and used in balms to apply to the body.

Using these herbs and spices on a daily basis it can make a positive effect on your health.

14 Inflammation-Reducing Herbs and Spices

  1. Clove
  2. Turmeric
  3. Ginger
  4. Rosemary
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Cayenne
  7. Sage
  8. Black pepper
  9. Jamaican allspice
  10. Apple pie spice mixture
  11. Oregano
  12. Pumpkin pie spice mixture
  13. Marjoram
  14. Thyme

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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

Are you ready to learn my now-not-so secret recipe on how to bake a whole chicken and keep all the juices and flavorings contained?

baked chicken

Start by purchasing a whole chicken from your local farmer or Amish store.  Supporting local farmers allows us the opportunity to buy chickens raised in humane conditions and helps our farmers.

The farm we buy chickens from they can be seen running around the farm, how cool is that!

Now we are ready to get ‘er ready for a cooking

  1. Rinse the chicken with water and pat dry.
  2. For a crispy coating rub chicken with some butter, yum!
  3. Next, coat generously with homemade dry rub.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours or until internal temperature of whole chicken reaches 165 degrees.

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7 Ways Bell Peppers Benefit your Health

Fresh red sweet pepper on a wooden rustic board
Fresh red sweet pepper on a wooden rustic board

With so many people jumping on the “get healthy” band wagon this year, it’s been interesting to see that bell peppers have joined the good diet list.

Bell peppers, particularly the brighter colored ones, are favored for their mild heat and lovely taste. They can jazz up your favorite salad or be eaten alone as a flavorsome roasted snack.

But did you know that bell peppers impact your health in beneficial ways?

See for yourself.

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