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09 July 2012

Add some spice to your life

Add a bit of spice to your life. According to American experts, herbs and spices can help you maintain a healthy weight and can thwart certain cancers.

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Add a bit of spice to your life. According to American experts, herbs and spices can help you maintain a healthy weight and can thwart certain cancers. These ingredients can also lower blood pressure, control blood sugar and improve heart health.

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Replace salt with herbs – for instance, basil and oregano can bring out the natural flavours of certain Italian dishes; use lots of fresh garlic – this herb can lower blood pressure and cholesterol; add rosemary, a potent antioxidant, to potatoes or lamb; fight cancer with curry – curcumin has been shown to protect the colon against cancer; and add cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg to sweet snacks instead of sugar. 

 
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