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You already know how important your diet is for health; you know to eat your greens and sample a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. But do you know that your spice cabinet and herb garden may provide you with powerful protection against disease, as well? Read on to discover eight common pantry items that deliver uncommon health benefits.
Some words of caution: Do not attempt to self-administer these herbs and spices as a cure. While a sprinkle or two in your meal may be good for you (and delicious!), eating them in large quantities could be dangerous. The therapeutic doses used to produce results in the following controlled studies are a promising step toward proving their worth as remedies in clinical trials. Talk to your doctor about how you can reap the benefits of herbs and spices, and be sure to ask your pharmacist about foods that may trigger reactions or otherwise work against your prescription drugs.