The most important spices to have in your cupboard

1. Salt
Salt enhances the flavour of food. Choose salt that is not white if you can as it contains more minerals. Salts such as Celtic sea salt or Himalyan pink salt are much healthier than regular white table salt.

2. Black Pepper
Black pepper promotes intestinal health.

3. Cinnamon
Not only is cinnamon the perfect addition in curries and sweet desserts, it also stabilises blood sugar levels, reducing sugar cravings.

4. Cumin
A curry wouldn’t be the same without cumin.

5. Cayenne
Cayenne adds strong heat to your food and boosts the metabolism.

6. Tumeric
Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory and provides a bright colour for your food.

7. Ginger
Ginger is really versatile and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. It also relieves headaches and queasy stomachs.