As spices made their way to the shores of the New World and then passaged up the Hudson River, William Beekman would be waiting for them at the big port of Albany. He would carry them like precious cargo back to his mercantile near Sharon Springs.
William and his wife Joanna lived well into their 70s—a grand accomplishment in the early half of the 1800s.
Here are 4 reasons you should learn from the Beekmans and spice up your life a little
- Spices such as ginger, garlic, and fenugreek reduce the amount of fat we absorb at a meal
- Chili increases the metabolic rate, burning fat faster
- We all know that “fat” tastes good, but when you cook with spices, you need much less fat to make food interesting and flavorful
- Spices and strongly aromatic foods send signals to the satiety center in the brain which can prevent over-eating.
What type of spice trade-outs have you used? Inspire us!