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5 Disease-Blocking Herbs

(Sharecare.com) Worried about your blood sugar? Or cholesterol?
Kitchen Rx: Load a shaker with cinnamon and a few dashes of cloves. Cinnamon's got MHCP, a compound that tells cells in your body to absorb blood sugar. Researchers have found that eating as little as 1/4 teaspoon a day can lower blood sugar by 18% and bad LDL cholesterol by 7%...
Working to keep your heart (and tummy) happy?
Kitchen Rx: Make turmeric a staple in your pantry. Your arteries love curry because turmeric -- which is what gives curry that lovely marigold-yellow color and peppery zing -- keeps your blood vessels flexible and clog-free. In turn, turmeric owes its heart-healthy reputation to curcumin, a powerful antioxidant that cools inflammation and keeps plaque from glomming onto artery walls. Curcumin also lowers blood cholesterol and makes your blood less likely to form heart-stopping clots…
Does the word "carcinogen" make you twitch?
Kitchen Rx: Go crazy for ginger and rosemary, especially if you also go crazy for grilling. Grilling meat (pretty much any meat, burgers to steaks, pork to poultry) creates cancer-promoting compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs for short). It's the blazing hot grill temp that causes the trouble. Instead of trying to resist cookouts and barbecues, just marinate meat before grilling (makes it more delish anyway) and add ginger and rosemary to the seasoning. Their antioxidants prevent up to 40% of HCAs from forming.
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