Spices come from plants, and you should always be sure to eat plenty of plants. Whether they come from root, bark, seed, or even fruit, spices have a number of health benefits to offer. They come loaded with antioxidants that help keep inflammation low and protect our cholesterol from oxidation.
The Health Benefits
Spices are also good for aiding digestion, regulating metabolism, maintaining insulin sensitivity, and some even have anticancer properties. This sample chapter from “Rich Food, Poor Food” lists their ten favorite herbs and spices and their various health benefits.