When it comes to antioxidants, color is the antioxidant. What’s more interesting, the taste is also the antioxidant. Spices are loaded with antioxidants, that’s why they are so healthy. In the last few years, more than 5,000 studies have been done on curcumin—the pigment in turmeric. It’s proven to prevent and treat lung disease, brain disease, and a variety of cancers, including multiple myeloma, colon cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Tumeric has many more benefits—the list is long.
Examples: Allspice, barberries, basil, bay leaves, cardamom, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, curry powder, dill, garlic, ginger, horseradish, lemongrass, marjoram, oregano, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme, turmeric, vanilla.
Note: Turmeric is a special spice that’s worth including in your daily diet. Eat a quarter of a teaspoon every day.