Health Benefits of Spices

Health Tip of the Day – Spice it up!

Numerous spices and herbs have been proven in scientific studies to have medicinal or heath benefits.

Turmeric has been shown to have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

Mustard seeds have be shown to have antiseptic properties that help bolster the immune system.

Cumin has been shown to aid in digestion and prevent respiratory disease.

Often times these studies associate the benefits to a group of people who consume the spice or herb as part of their cultural cuisine – but not as a pill.

Want the benefits? Nix the turmeric-green tea-garlic-whatever the case may be “pill”  – and cook with the real ingredient! Health benefits the good old-fashioned way.

 
 

Health Benefits of Spices – Health Tip of the Day, September 28, 2015.

 

Dr. Adrienne Youdim MD FACP
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

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