The nutmeg plant is used traditionally in the kitchen as a spice that gives a special flavor and unique to certain preparations. But besides these culinary properties, it also has other hypercholesterolemia (the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood) related properties. It seems that nutmeg could be beneficial against high cholesterol naturally. If you use nutmeg in your meals and you have high cholesterol, then you should not miss this information.
Who has not use, at one time, nutmeg to flavor certain dishes such as pastas, soups, sauces, etc. Well, if that is your case, it is interesting to know that in addition to an original flavor to your meals, the nutmeg has cholesterol lowering properties.
According to some scientific research, it has been observed that the essential oils of nutmeg had an important antioxidant at the cellular level by inhibiting the oxidation of fats, especially monounsaturated fats such as linoleic acid. This mechanism of action, prevents clogged arteries, and a better functioning of cells.
Moreover, nutmeg helps a better digestion and better functioning of the entire digestive system, whether at both stomach and the intestine, allowing disposal of wastes (such as excess dietary fat) in the body.
For all these reasons, when you think of seasoning your food, think of nutmeg, a spice that besides giving a different flavor to your recipes, also offers benefits against hypercholesterolemia.
For these properties, it is suggested to consume 3 grams of ground nutmeg, divided into 3 doses after breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can also use nutmeg as a good home remedy.
The nutmeg spices are one of those “strong” that they serve to remove gases from the body. Just prepare a simple home remedy to see which gives good results against those annoying flatulence. Follow the recipe and see:-
1 gram of grated nutmeg
A teaspoon of fennel seeds or cumin
A handful of chamomile flowers
A cup of water
Put the heat equivalent to one cup water to a boil. Once you have reached that point, place nutmeg in a cup or container, fennel seeds or cumin and chamomile. Now, add the water, cover and let stand at least five minutes, then straining.
This infusion should be consumed after meals and you can repeat it two or three times a day. It is a great way to combat gases, as both nutmeg and fennel (or caraway) has carminative properties, good for passing gas. Chamomile, in turn, is great to soothe pain and inflammation in the stomach, a good remedy for flatulence.
Keep in mind, the excessive consumption of nutmeg can be harmful to health. Therefore, nutmeg before serving as a supplement to lower cholesterol, it is important that you consult with your doctor.