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The top 10 anti-aging Herbs and Spices

The subject of herbs and spices is one of my nutritional ‘blindspots.’ This looks like a really good rundown.

I did like the suggestion in the final paragraph about adopting a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. I second that emotion.

To read further on the value of regular exercise and healthy aging check out my Page – Important Facts About Your Brain (and Exercise Benefits).

Tony

Natural Herbal Health

Herbs and spices for your health

In this article alternative health guru Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how these ten commonly available herbs and spices can prevent disease and combat aging.

Doctor Mercola is very well respected in the world of alternative medicine – below are his top 10 choices of herbs and spices found in many kitchens that have been shown to combat aging and prevent disease. He recommends adding a selection of these herbs and spices to your regular diet in order to get their health benefits. Even 1 teaspoon a day will have a positive effect on your health.

Doctor Mercola suggests that if possible you should use fresh rather then dried herbs as they are more powerful. Also look out for very fragrant varieties because these usually have higher concentrations of healthy ingredients. If you do use dried herbs then make sure to keep them in a…

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5 Spices That Are The Most Powerful Antioxidants

Here is a list of the top 5 spices that rank highest in terms of polyphenol content, making them the ones that you should try hardest to incorporate into your diet. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity, which estimates the spice’s anti-oxidant ability. These values come from The Mediterranean Zone.

Shades of Simon and Garfunkle, who knew that sage, rosemary and thyme would turn out to be super sources of anti-oxidants .

Tony

Our Better Health

Kara, selected from TreeHugger    January 5, 2015

Spices are a rich source of polyphenols, which means we should all be eating more of them. Polyphenols are powerful anti-oxidants that neutralize the free radicals formed by constant sun exposure and anti-microbial agents that are plants’ primary defense mechanism against microbiological attack. By ingesting foods that contain high levels of polyphenols, humans boost their immune systems, reduce cellular inflammation, and maintain an optimal balance between the good and bad microbes that live in our digestive tracts.

Adding more spices to your diet is one way to increase the number of polyphenols entering your body on a regular basis, although, as Dr. Barry Sears explains in The Mediterranean Zone, you need to have continual daily intake in order to benefit in the long term, since polyphenols are fully metabolized within 24 hours of being taken into the body.

Here is a list…

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