Rosemary – One of the most beneficial health claims for rosemary may come as a surprise. When grilling meat, consider adding rosemary to reduce carcinogens. A 2010 study published in the Journal of Food Science found that (dried or fresh) chopped rosemary when added to ground beef helped reduce levels of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) — carcinogens that form when meat is grilled at high temperatures.
Rosemary may also be of benefit because of its antioxidant properties. Rub finely chopped fresh rosemary on meat prior to cooking or include dried rosemary in marinades.
Cinnamon – for balancing blood sugar. Although study results have been mixed, a 2013 analysis did find that cinnamon helped balance blood sugar as well as lower cholesterol. Studies also indicate that cinnamon has blood sugar benefits for those who may be at risk for prediabetes. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in the coffee filter before adding…
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