In honour of finding healthy ways to spice up your diet, we are going to look at some spices and herbs that are really good for you.

Some everyday spice and herbs we ignore can actually make great changes to our health. Check out some spices and herbs that can keep you healthy below:

Ginger

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Ginger can stop nausea and may also relieve heartburn and bloating. Try adding a few slices of fresh ginger to stir-fries or salad dressings. You can also add it to your smoothies and sauce.

Garlic

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Garlic destroys cancer cells and may disrupt the metabolism of tumor cells, according to Karen Collins, RD, nutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research. “Studies suggest that one or two cloves weekly provide cancer-protective benefits.”
You can add garlic to your sauce and so many other meals, it also tastes great.

Cinnamon

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Just 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon daily lowers blood sugar, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes. Try cinnamon sprinkled on oatmeal or applesauce.

Sage

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This spice can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and generally reduce your risk of heart disease.

Add it to your diet by dipping a whole-grain roll in olive oil instead of butter. Then add a sprinkle of sage and black pepper

Nutmeg

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Nutmeg contains antibacterial compounds that may help fight listeria, E. coli, and salmonella, according to research. Try nutmeg in soups or chicken dishes or on sweet potatoes. People even add nutmegs to cake and other pastries.

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