Last week we shared a helpful guide—from Eat This, Not That—to sprucing up your spice rack at home. Check out these picks in Part 2 (of 2). They’ll add the perfect finishing touches—both taste-wise and health wise—to any meal!


Garlic Powder
A compound in garlic powder, called allicin, is a strong antibacterial and antifungal. It’s linked to lowering cancer rates, stronger cardiovascular systems and decreased fat storage and acne inflammation.

Fennel Seeds
Eat This, Not That says, “In India, fennel seeds are chewed after meals to freshen the mouth and aid digestion.” However, their benefits are far more than that—they have healthful amounts of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, folate and other essential nutrients.

The oils from cloves are often used to treat pain, and some oils even have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. As a food additive, Eat This, Not That says that cloves are known to relieve nausea and stimulate appetite.

Ground Ginger
It’s a common fact that ginger can help an uneasy stomach, but its benefits are far and beyond. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal arthritis treatment, and its antioxidant properties help prevent cancers such as ovarian and colorectal.

Smoked Paprika
This spice can help boost your immune system in a great way—it is extremely high in vitamins A and C.

Also known as a miracle spice, “Studies show that curcumin, the plant’s yellow pigment, inhibits tumor growth and prevent a host of cancers.” Turmeric has also been linked to the improvement of cardiovascular health and preventing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Black Pepper
Yes—one of the most simple and popular spices happens to be the most effective digestive aid. “When its sharp flavor hits your tongue, it signals your brain to produce hydrochloric acid, which…may prevent symptoms such as bloating and digestion,” Eat This, Not That said.

Your local Sparkle Market has all of these amazing spices and beyond. What are you waiting for? Spruce up your spice rack today!