Superfood effects: An ancient digestion aid that can ease stomach cramps and flatulence, cardamom also triggers the release of bile that will help your body break down fat faster. (Prone to gallstones? Your doctor may ask you to skip this spice.)
Use it: Look for organic chai tea bags that include cardamom spice. Sweeten with honey and a splash of organic milk for a tasty tonic. Just skip the ice—that will suppress digestion.
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