Saturday, April 25, 2009

From More Magazine

Ginger, Curry, and Other Spices
A recent study found that one half-teaspoon daily of antioxidant-rich herbs and spices -- fresh or dried oregano, sage, peppermint, thyme, clove, allspice, and cinnamon -- can help prevent chronic disease. Ginger, in particular, has high antioxidant power and anti-inflammatory properties. But the "hottest" spice these days is curcumin, a component of turmeric and yellow curry, which animal studies suggest may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. "Indians who eat a lot of curry blend have much lower rates of Alzheimer's, but at this point researchers don't know yet if that's what makes the difference," says Greg M. Cole, PhD, of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

I love the taste of curry and ginger. I think I will try to use more of this stuff, and if it helps, super.

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