You may have heard that consuming antioxidant rich foods could be beneficial for our health and possibly prevent some types of cancers. Popular food choices include berries, dark leafy greens, chocolate, red wine and even coffee! But did you know that the herbs and seasonings you’ll find on your spice rack are packed with antioxidants?
The most common and popular antioxidant rich spices include:
- ground cloves
- oregano leaves
- yellow mustard seed
Use fresh herbs if you have them, but don’t turn down dried options. They are easy to use and store and some research shows that they can retain most of their antioxidant properties.
Not only are these herbs and spices rich in antioxidants, but they can be used to flavor up your food without added calories or salt. So, feel free to spice up your meals with your favorite seasons and know that it is a great way to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”.
For more in depth reading, check out http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92763/