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Herbs and Spices

written by Vidya Sury December 13, 2011
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Today’s post is about the health benefits of herbs and spices. A great substitute for salt, herbs and spices also bring along crucial antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that:

  • Strengthen your heart
  • Keep your skin beautiful and healthy
  • Make your hair lustrous
  • Help maintain healthy weight
  • Reduce your risk for osteoporosis, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cataracts….. the list goes on!

Besides great flavor, herbs and spices also bring along plenty of health benefits because you can avoid extra salt, calories, sugar and fat. Salt is one of the main culprits when it comes to health problems. While it is used to flavor food, too much can result in a series of issues like increased blood pressure, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and so on.

Did you know?

The spicy flavor of chili peppers, cumin, coriander and curry automatically make you eat slower. Baking spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom are also a great way to sweeten your foods without the extra sugar.

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