‘Tis the season(ing): Health benefits of spices

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, peppermint, and rosemary are staples of the season. Spices do more than boost flavor; they also provide health benefits without adding extra calories. Rather than rely on salt and sugar to flavor food, try a concoction of your favorite spices to make meals more nutritious.

Cinnamon: anti-inflammatory, helps regulate blood sugar
Nutmeg: sooths stomach, stress relief, insomnia
Ginger: anti-inflammatory, sooths stomach
Peppermint: relieves indigestion, headaches and nausea
Rosemary: antibacterial, antimicrobial

For delicious recipes, nutrition tips, and to find cooking and nutrition classes, go to the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center website. More great info is also available at the College of Health and Human Sciences Pinterest board.

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