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Posted by Joan Salge Blake December 16, 2013 12:55 PM
|Sage. Photo Source: NCCAM|
For example, as you age and your memory declines, sage may be your best friend as research has uncovered that this savvy herb may improve memory and attention in older adults. Garlic has been shown to potentially help lower blood pressure, especially in people with high blood pressure, and in short-term studies, ginger has been shown to be helpful in relieving the gosh awful nausea that many pregnant women experience. The jury is still out on whether or not ginger can also help the nausea that is often experienced by those who are plagued with motion sickness or undergoing chemotherapy. Lastly, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, (NCCAM) website, “Preliminary findings from animal and other laboratory studies suggest that a chemical found in turmeric—called curcumin—may have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antioxidant properties, but these findings have not been confirmed in people.”
While many of us have a cupboard full of herbs and spices, the million dollar question is what herb or spice goes with which foods? The following chart will help you to spice up your life and season your foods without salt.
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Originally published on the blog Nutrition and You!.
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About the authorJoan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical associate professor and registered dietitian at Boston University in the Nutrition Program. Joan is the author of Nutrition &You, 2nd Edition, More »
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