You’ve probably heard about superfoods such as blueberries, tart cherries and pomegranates…and about how these fruits are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. But have you heard about “super” spices and herbs? A teaspoon of cinnamon contains as many antioxidants as a 1/2 cup of blueberries.
Maybe cinnamon needs a new press agent.
Spices and herbs add great flavor to foods. That you already did know. But there’s new evidence that those pinches, dashes and spoonfuls of spices and herbs can boost the antioxidant power of just about anything you sprinkle them on.
Try these recipes on for size. They are not only good for you, they’ll make you feel good, too. To learn more about the feel-good power of spices, click here.
Citrus Salmon with Orange Relish Fresh oranges and ground ginger pair to make a bold and nutrient-packed accompaniment to rich salmon fillets.
Tomato Florentine Pasta Bake>> Full of health-promoting antioxidants, this baked pasta dish delivers all the flavors of lasagna in less than half the preparation and baking time.
Seared Scallops with Red Grapefruit-Avocado Salad The antioxidant duo of thyme leaves and a hint of ginger gives this dish an unexpected, yet perfect pairing of flavors.
Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Peppers>> The delicious stuffing features ground beef, brown rice, golden raisins and almonds seasoned with a flavorful Super Spice combination.
Mediterranean Fish Fillets This delicious healthy recipe brings the flavors of the Mediterranean to your home. Canned, diced tomatoes are a great time saver for weeknight meals.