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Researcher praises health benefits of spices

Herbs and spices can lead to a healthier diet

Ann Ludlum, a researcher at Kansas State University, has praised culinary herbs as a great way to make food healthier. 

Writing for the Fort Scott Tribune, Ms Ludlum explained that seasonings, like black pepper, garlic powder, curry powder, cumin, basil, coriander or ginger, could be used to cut down on salt in certain recipes.

In addition to this, the researcher at the university's family and consumer sciences group said that certain seasonings could replace sugar, which could have long-term health benefits.

"Eating 100 fewer calories than needed a day can lead to a ten-pound weight loss in a year," she explained.
"Adding spices such as allspice, anise, cardamom or cinnamon will add flavour and allow you to reduce the amount of sugar in some preparations."

Ms Ludlum also pointed to studies that extol the antioxidant properties of many spices.

"Cinnamon has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice - as much in one teaspoon as in a cup of pomegranate juice or a half cup of blueberries."

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