4 Favorite Spices and Their Amazing Health Benefits

What spices do you use the most often?

There are some spices I use once in a while, but there are also some spices that I use very frequently. So frequently, in fact, that you would never find my kitchen without them. I wanted to outline which spices I use most often and my reasons for using them. Then I would love to hear from you: which spices do you use the most? Do you use any of the ones I outlined? Let me know in the comments below!


The number one spice is cinnamon. I seriously use this spice in almost all sweet foods. Take a look at my recipes page for anything that’s sweet, I bet you 80% of all recipes contain cinnamon. I love the taste of cinnamon and I love the health benefits it provides, some of which are:

  • lowers cholesterol
  • balances blood sugar
  • anti-clotting effect on blood
  • prevents cancer
  • great source of iron, calcium, manganese, and fiber

The main reason why I started using so much cinnamon was because of the health benefit number 2 listed above. I knew that cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar which is the main reason why I use it in my baking – that way blood sugar doesn’t spike as much after eating sweet baked goods the way it would in baked goods without cinnamon. Or at least, that’s what I believe. I don’t feel blood sugar spikes too much but I like to prevent them from happening just in case they decide to make a bigger impact on me in the future.

Try my vegan strawberry banana bread which has a hefty amount of cinnamon in it. It was a huge hit!

Cayenne Pepper

The other spice I use most frequently is cayenne pepper. I use it mostly in cooking. I put it in my eggs every time. I also add it to other dishes, because it adds a nice punch of spiciness and makes the whole dish a lot more fun. I used to dislike spicy foods until I read about the metabolism-revving properties of spicy foods, that’s when I begun using cayenne all the time. Some health benefits of cayenne include:

  • increases metabolism
  • may stop a heart attack in 30 seconds (what!! I didn’t even know this one until just now. Amazing!)
  • regulates and equalizes blood pressure
  • may kill cancer cells
  • relief from arthritic pain
  • improves digestion

Truthfully, the reason why I started using cayenne was for its metabolism-boosting power. I was always on the lookout for the next best weight loss aid but I was definitely much more inclined to try natural aids. After doing quick research on this wonderful spice right now, I am even more amazed and happy to have discovered it. It sounds like a miracle spice! Truly amazing.

Try my vegan Spiced Chili Chocolate Cookies with a secret ingredient and some added cayenne for that spicy boost.


The third spice I use most frequently is turmeric. My mom started using turmeric way before I did. She would add it when sauteeing onions to give them a beautiful yellow color. I really liked the color turmeric gives to the dish but I also enjoy its delicately sweet flavor. I wasn’t too aware of its health benefits so these are new to me. Some of the benefits of turmeric inlude:

  • may prevent and help fight cancer
  • one of the most potent anti-inflammatories
  • may help with weight loss

I’m glad that I’m using turmeric often because I tend to have joint pain but refuse to take any anti-inflammatories for that. Turns out, turmeric is great for arthritic pain similarly to cayenne as stated earlier. Plus it tastes great.

Try my spicy sweet potato fries with a cinnamon sugar dip. All of the spices I mention in one delicious recipe!


The fourth spice I use most frequently is cumin. I don’t add this to everything because it has a specific taste to it as it is a large component of the curry spice. It is brown in color and has a more intense flavor than turmeric. I use it in eggs and some casseroles. Depends on the dish. I really like it though and the reason I started using it was because of its digestive properties. To continue, some of the health benefits of using cumin include:

  • controls diabetes
  • aids in digestion
  • great source of magnesium and iron
  • boosts immune system

Try my sweet potato hash with eggs! Three of the spices I mentioned in one delicious and quick breakfast recipe.

Now, your turn…

Do you use any of these four spices I discussed in this post? Which ones are you favorites? Were you aware of all of these amazing properties of these four spices? I wasn’t! I’m truly amazed at the health-benefits we can get from natural sources. It’s wonderful.

Sources: Cinnamon, Cayenne, Turmeric, Turmeric, Cumin, Cumin.

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  1. says

    I’m a big cinnamon fan, although I had no idea it had all those health benefits! That’s excellent news! All the more reason to keep putting it in everything haha. This winter I really started to like the cumin + chili powder combination, though I’ve got a totally weaksauce tummy when it comes to spice, so I’ve got to keep that to about once a week or so.

    • Kammie says

      Aw that’s too bad. At least you can have it once a week though, that’s good at least. What are your other favorite spices?

  2. says

    I’m a cinnamon lover! Whenever a recipe calls for 1 tsp of cinnamon, I double it. I have it at least once a day too. Cayenne and cumin too although not everyday.

    I don’t use tumeric that often. I don’t even know if I have that spice…

    • Kammie says

      Ginger is a wonderful spice as well! I don’t use it as often but I have it. It gives a great flavor and I know it has tons of health benefits.

  3. says

    Cinnamon and turmeric…two of my favorite spices! I use cinnamon a lot too, especially during breakfast. I read somewhere that saigon cinnamon can be dangerous for the liver (or kidneys maybe? can’t remember) so make sure to use ceylon cinnamon if/when you consume it often! I also LOVE smoked paprika, it’s delicious on eggs.

    • Kammie says

      Woah, are you serious, I had no idea? Why is Saigon Cinnamon legal then, that’s not good. I think the one I use is just regular cinnamon but I have a feeling my mom uses the Saigon Cinnamon. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll have to do some researching on this.

  4. says

    I’ve become a big fan of tumeric for its health benefits, but still learning how to best incorporate it into my cooking. I’m a novice in the kitchen. Your photos are FAB!
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    • Kammie says

      Thank you! I find that turmeric works in pretty much anything, I put in eggs, spaghetti, anything – it doesn’t have a very strong flavor so I find it easy to incorporate. Try it out! You probably won’t even notice it’s there.

  5. says

    I can go through a HUGE container of cinnamon in only a matter of months! I don’t even bother putting it in the cabinet anymore since I use it in almost everything I make…it has taken up permanent residence right next to the coffee pot! :)

    Other spices I use a lot are garlic (can never have too much), curry, and my salt-free BBQ seasoning (you know, for my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! ;))

    I really need to start using turmeric more often! I like it, I just forget about it!
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    I really like the Turmeric…Its paste speeds healing process of injuries and provides pain relief of arthritis. Turmeric can relieve colds, respiratory problems, improve liver function and help to digest fats quickly.
    Thanks to share these other opinions!!!!
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