Thursday, August 28, 2008

Top Ten Spices That Defend You Against Aging

spices, herbs, oregano, cloves, cinnamon, marjoram, sage, thyme, antioxidants, aging, blood sugar, diabetes

Herbs and spices are rich in antioxidants, and they are also potent
inhibitors of tissue damage and inflammation caused by high levels of blood

When researchers tested extracts from 24 common herbs and spices, they found
a direct correlation between antioxidant phenol content and the ability of the
extracts to block the formation of compounds that contribute to damage caused by
diabetes and aging.

  • Cloves (ground)
  • Cinnamon (ground)
  • Jamaican allspice (ground)
  • Apple pie spice (mixture)
  • Oregano (ground)
  • Pumpkin pie spice (mixture)
  • Marjoram
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Gourmet Italian spice 
  • This is not the first time scientists have declared culinary herbs and spices as potent anti-diabetic alternatives.  

    Cinnamon and cinnamon extracts have previously been shown to effectively lower blood sugar. As a matter of fact, cinnamon was found to increase glucose metabolism 20-fold, in one such study!  

    1 in 4 Americans Now Suffer From Pre-Diabetes or Some Form of Diabetes
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