While many spices are sources of vitamins and antioxidants, some may deliver surprising benefits. @huffingtonpost asked Sara Haas, a chef, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, how to upgrade your spice rack. Here is what she said. 5 Spices That Can Make Any Meal Healthier!
Turmeric Who can resist the gorgeous yellow color of this cancer-fighting spice? Lately turmeric has been the darling of the spice world as researchers have discovered that, not only does it fight cancer, but contains an entire spectrum of other health benefits, including inflammation-fighting compounds called curcuminoids. These compounds may help prevent Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. When used topically turmeric has been known to help heal skin infections.