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10 Herbs and Spices With Amazing Health Benefits (Food Is So Much Tastier With These!)

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Ginger

ginger

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Ginger is another superspice, fourteenth on the ORAC list. A potent anti-inflammatory and antibiotic, ginger is known to aid digestion, kill cancer, and fight colds and flu. Taken as a tea, added to foods, or chewed raw, this spice protects your body from many ills.

4. Nutmeg

nutmeg

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Nutmeg sprinkled on a cappuccino is heavenly. It also promotes blood circulation and is an effective antidepressant and detoxifier, going so far as to kill cancer and reduce cholesterol.

5. Parsley

parsley

Parsley is a vitamin-rich, heart-healthy, collagen-boosting, cancer-fighting, liver-loving powerhouse that also freshens your breath.

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It can be eaten raw in a salad, added to soups, stews, and stir fries, or steeped as tea. It also makes for a pretty garnish but that seems a waste of all this herb has to offer.

6. Black Pepper

black pepper

The piperine in black peppercorn is an antioxidant and in addition to that, it assists cells’ ability to absorb nutrients from other foods. It slows down the process of breaking down nutrients, thereby giving cells more time to use them.

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Directly, piperine has various effects on brain chemistry[2] by stimulating the production of neurotransmitters serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine. Black pepper also stalls cancer growth and proliferation. Because it is a spicy spice, black pepper can also help with weight loss by burning energy hotter in the body.

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