Report: Spice up your life for good health

Report: Spice up your life for good health (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new report shows how you season your food could make a difference in long term health.

“Take two cups of ginger tea and call me in the morning” may be the latest prescription according to the new report.

We stopped out at Madison’s at Findlay Market to share a few of these really could spice up your life and your health.

It's not the usual thing you might search out, but next time you stop by your favorite fresh food market you should see if they have any fresh spices.

A summary report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest found several are “super spices” as in “super good” for you.

While you may not be used to seeing the raw form of several spices, you can grate them up and put them in recipes so you don't need a lot of salt and other seasonings for flavor.

They are also very high in nutrients in the raw form and it’s one of the reasons these make this super spices list.

Ginger tops the list. It’s been found to help with motion sickness, morning sickness and even the aftermath nausea from chemotherapy.

Curcumin is next. It's the compound in turmeric that makes curry powder and mustard yellow.

It may help reduce the risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Finally, cinnamon sticks are a great addition to anything. It may help balance long blood sugar levels in those with type two diabetes.

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