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To Cut the Risk of a High-Fat Meal, Add Spice

13 Mar

 

Research from Penn State finds heavily spiced meals — think chicken curry with lots of turmeric, or desserts rich in cinnamon and cloves — may do the heart good.

 

A research from Penn State finds heavily spiced meals — think chicken curry with lots of turmeric, or desserts rich in cinnamon and cloves — may do the heart good.

 

A study found that a spicy meal helps cut levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in the blood — even when the meal is rich in oily sauces and high in fat.

 

In the future, it’s possible that spices will play an elevated role in medicine, with specific recommendations for preventing disease.

 

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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Cool Idea

 

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