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Adding some spice

Eating your green vegetables and the right amount of fruits has always been important to stay healthy, but registered dietitian Ryann Smith-Dannemann suggests spicing up your palate for flavor and health benefits. Adding spices gives dishes the extra flavor without the extra calories.

TURMERIC

With anti-inflammatory effects and high levels of antioxidants, this spice is said to aid any worry in your body. Try: Adding turmeric to chicken or egg salad, casserole, lentil dishes and chili


CINNAMON

This spice is known to help control blood sugar levels. It’s also a helpful agent in treating cholesterol problems, hypertension, and preventing heart disease.

Try: Sprinkling cinnamon on oatmeal or fruits, and using it in hot beverages


GARLIC

Try: Adding garlic to pasta, stir fry, homemade pizza and any kind of meat or poultry dish


BASIL

Basil helps to reduce cholesterol and prevent against heart disease. Basil extracts also serve as protecting agents against some forms of cancer.

Try: Adding fresh basil to salads, sandwiches or sliced tomato and mozzarella