Food & NutritionNutrition

10 Spices with Benefits

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Spices: A healthy swap

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Spices hail from the plant kingdom

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Bay leaf

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Allspice (Jamaican pepper)

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Nutmeg (Mace spice)

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Vanilla bean

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Cumin seeds

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Cocoa beans

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Cayenne pepper

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Amy Hendel, P.A.


Known as "The HealthGal", Amy Hendel P.A. is a medical and lifestyle reporter, nutrition and fitness expert, health coach and brand ambassador. Trained as a physician assistant, she maintains a health coach private practice in New York and Los Angeles. Author of The Four Habits of Healthy Families, find her on Twitter @Healthgal1103 and on Facebook @TheHealthGal. Check “Daily Health News” at Her personal mantra? “Fix it first with food, fitness, and lifestyle.”