Know your herbs, spices and antioxidants
Some studies indicate that the herbs and spices we use in cooking might be doing more than just giving our taste buds a boost. One single gram (half a teaspoon) of cloves provides the same antioxidant benefits that a half-cup of blueberries or cranberries would. A half-cup of dried oregano is the antioxidant equivalent of half a cup of sweet potatoes.
Both fresh and dried herbs and spices contain significant levels of antioxidants. Here’s a list:
Fresh and Dried
• Lemon • Allspice • Marjoram • Basil • Oregano • Cinnamon • Peppermint • Cloves • Sage • Marjoram • Thyme • Oregano • Rosemary • Saffron • Tarragon • Thyme