CBS News about nutritionist, author and TV chef Elie Krieger. She was talking about how it's not only the foods that we eat that can have health benefits, but the herbs and spices that we use to prepare those foods that can make them even more healthy for us. You can read the story for more details, but here are a few things that she highlighted.
- Rosemary: Either fresh or dried, rosemary is teeming with antioxidants that can help to prevent cancer and keep cholesterol numbers down.
- Cinnamon: This is one of the most health beneficial spices of all. It has the highest antioxidant amounts of any spice. It's been known to lower blood glucose in diabetics. Cinnamon also contains manganese, iron and calcium, as well as being known to help alleviate nausea and stomach ulcers.
- Thyme: This herb contains some antibacterial properties as well as being a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Omega 3 fatty acids among other things.
- Ginger: Ginger has been used for centuries as an anti-inflamatory and to treat circulation problems and stomach ailments.