5 Spices That Can Make Any Meal Healthier

March 24, 2015 2:08 PM

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5 Spices That Can Make Any Meal Healthier

Most cooks have a predictable menu of tried and true flavor accents: a sprinkle of thyme, a pinch of paprika. And while many spices are sources of vitamins and antioxidants, some may deliver surprising benefits. We asked Sara Haas, a chef, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, how to upgrade your spice rack.

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