8. Cardamom

Cardamom is truly my favorite sweet spice of all spices. Just the smell of it makes me incredibly happy. It reminds me of cookies and sweets, but remarkably, it has a powerful effect to calm my sweet tooth down. Cardamom is very soothing and is known as an aromatic spice. It has a spicy-sweet flavor with powerful thermogenic effects that help boost your metabolism. Cardamom is a popular herb used in Ayurveda, an ancient holistic system of medicine and natural healing from India. I personally love it over some homemade coconut porridge or mixed into homemade energy bars. It is also great in my Banana Cardamom Green Smoothie, which I’ve provided a link to below.

When I gave up table salt years ago, I started using herbs and spices to season my foods and became immensely aware of just how amazing they can be. They kick up any dish to a new level, and they make cooking fun. They’re also great for your health, your metabolism and your skin. Do you have any spices you like to use to calm your sweet tooth or satisfy your appetite?

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