8 of the World’s Healthiest Spices & Herbs

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8 of the World’s Healthiest Spices & Herbs YouShould Be Eating  (excerpts)

By The Editors of EatingWell Magazine | Vitality – Wed, Nov 23, 2011 10:32 AM EST

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor at EatingWell Magazine

Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. “We’re now starting to see a scientific basis for why people have been using spices medicinally for thousands of years,” says Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and author of Healing Spices (Sterling, 2011).

While science has yet to show that any spice cures disease, there’s compelling evidence that several may help manage some chronic conditions (though it’s always smart to talk with your doctor). What’s not to love? Here we’ve gathered eight of the healthiest spices and herbs enjoyed around the world. (Click Here to Read Full Article)

Chile Peppers
May help: Boost metabolism.

Ginger
May help: Soothe an upset stomach, fight arthritis pain.

Cinnamon
May help: Stabilize blood sugar.

Turmeric
May help: Quell inflammation, inhibit tumors.

Saffron
May help: Lift your mood.

Parsley
May help: Inhibit breast cancer-cell growth.

Sage
May help: Preserve memory, soothe sore throats.

Rosemary
May help: Enhance mental focus, fight foodborne bacteria.

What are your favorite herbs and spices? (Click Here to Read Full Article)
By Kerri-Ann Jennings  a registered dietitian

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