Spices and herbs add delicious variety to the foods we eat. But spices and herbs are much more than flavor enhancers — they are nutritional powerhouses. After all, spices and herbs come from plants, which means they are sources of plant phytonutrients. Many phytonutrients have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or even anti-cancer properties, and in the case of spices, these phytonutrients can be very concentrated.
"How a Full Spice Cabinet Can Keep You Healthy" is from the January 26, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carrie Dennett and narrated by Jenny Hoops.