Herbs and spices are key ingredients to generating delicious dishes. Studies show that herbs and spices also offer health benefits and have even more disease fighting antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables! Most of the evidence exists for cinnamon, chili peppers, turmeric, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary. Herbs and spices protect against cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Seasonings, such as cinnamon, top the charts of commonly eaten foods with the highest level of measured antioxidant activity. Cinnamon has also been shown to reduce inflammation and lower blood sugar and triglyceride levels. Take the time to add some spice to your food and life. You won’t be disappointed!