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Spices are healthful

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I cook routinely with spices, herbs, and aromatics (like onion, garlic, celery). And that turns out to be a good idea, according to Allison Aubrey on NPR.

I should note that many of my choices are deliberate: I started eating 1/2 tsp of turmeric daily (generally added to my breakfast hot cereal) on reading how that amount was sufficient to reduce cancer and other inflammation-triggered diseases. Cinnamon was added when I learned (from USDA experiments) that it reduced insulin resistance. Pomegranate juice (4 oz daily) was found to improve arterial health.

But as pointed out in Forks Over Knives, it’s the entire symphony of foods that provide a harmonious balance.

Written by LeisureGuy

18 March 2012 at 7:43 pm

Posted in Daily life, Food, Health, Science

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