A recent study at the University of Georgia found that herbs and spices are rich in antioxidants; which have been shown to reduce the signs and effects of aging. The study also showed that herbs and spices also prevent tissue damage and inflammation caused by high blood sugar.
More common antioxidants are blueberries and pomegranates- but these tasty and powerful fruits come with hefty price tags. The spices that were included in the study, are common every day herbs and spices that can be found at your local grocery store and home spice cabinet.
Professor co-author James Hargrove had this to say about the study:
“Because herbs and spices have a very low calorie content and are relatively inexpensive, they’re a great way to get a lot of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power into your diet.”
The most powerful and herbs and spices that pack the most punch, are:
One study at the Nutrient Data Laboratory shows that one teaspoon of cinnamon or cloves has more antioxidants than half a cup of blueberries and more antioxidants than an eight ounce glass of pomegranate juice.
So the next time you are trying to “spice up” your dinner add a little extra; because it won’t kill ya!
For more information or for spice filled recipes please visit the following websites: