Simple Ways To Sneak in Some Spice

“When you look at your spice rack, you’re looking at opportunities for better health,” says Glen Aukerman, MD, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center. Here’s how to add these healing spices to this week’s meals:

Spice What It Does What You Need Sneak It In
Garlic It keeps plaque from forming in the arteries around the heart and regulates blood pressure, both of which help prevent heart disease. 1 medium-sized clove a day Add minced garlic to bread crumbs before coating chicken or fish and baking.
Basil Its antimicrobial qualities kill bacteria and viruses on contact in the mouth.
1/2 teaspoon dried a day
Sprinkle inside a quesadilla or on sautéed spinach.
Turmeric In addition to cancer-prevention potential, studies show turmeric has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. 1 teaspoon powder per day Mix a dash in scrambled eggs or a macaroni and cheese casserole.