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iVillage: Do You Have These 10 Superfoods in Your Pantry?

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Smart Staple: Herbs

Whether they’re dried, fresh or frozen, herbs and spices add a depth of flavor and intrigue to your meals without adding calories or sodium. And as a bonus, they’re a potent source of disease-fighting antioxidants. “There’s good evidence that many herbs and spices have all kinds of health benefits,” says Roxanne Sukol, MD, MS, the medical director of Wellness Enterprise at the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. “For example: Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory.” So which are the best to include in your diet? As many as you can, says Sukol. “The greater variety you eat, the more likely you are to hit on something that’s healthful for you at the moment.”

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