Hold the Sugar and Bring on the Spice: 3 Delicious Tips for a Cancer-Fighting Diet

Want a fast, easy way to add flavor and nutrition to a cancer-fighting diet? Look no further than your spice cupboard. Spices and herbs deliver major health benefits and are an easy way to improve the taste of your favorite foods. If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a herb and a spice, it’s easy: herbs come from the leaves of plants, and spices come from their roots, bark and seeds. What they have in common is that they pack a lot of flavor in a small package. These three power-house culinary staples will liven up your meals and boost their nutritional value: Cinnamon It’s not just for Christmas anymore! Along with offering antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties, cinnamon has cholesterol-lowering and immune system-regulating compounds, too. Nutritionist, cancer survivor and author Kirstin Nussgruber, shares a wealth of information about good food choices for cancer patients. According to Nussgruber, “compounds in cinnamon have been shown to affect the expression of genes that cause an anti-inflammatory response and can prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells.” To get more cinnamon in your diet, add a stick to your teapot, and leave a canister of ground cinnamon on your countertop for easy access. Sprinkle it in soups, on your toast, and in your coffee for an exotic taste that will take your culinary style to the next level. MORE: How to stay calm when you're in the waiting room Oregano Everyone’s heard about superfoods like blueberries, salmon, and walnuts. But even among these nutrition heavyweight
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