Report: Holiday spices may not only add great taste, they may add some nutrition

There is some great new research you might be happy to hear if you have plans for holiday baking. (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - There is some great new research you might be happy to hear if you have plans for holiday baking.

A new report in Environmental Nutrition says you might be surprised at how spices in your baking or your holiday foods can add a lot of good taste and a lot of good nutrition.

The report takes a closer look at several spices that appear to make a difference in balancing blood sugar levels, fighting pain, boosting brain power, easing nausea, helping fight off colds and improving blood pressure:

  • Cinnamon for controlling blood sugar levels
  • Turmeric for inflammation
  • Ginger to fight nausea
  • Rosemary and garlic to fight colds and boost immunity

Garlic also made the list for blood pressure and heart health.

Nobody is quite sure exactly how much you need of each, but if you like these spices and herbs this time of year, you might want to consider eating them as often as possible throughout the rest of the year also for best health results.

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