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A healthy, tasty swap
It’s easier to cut your salt use when spices lead the way.
Cooks around the globe have long relied on spices to boost the flavor, color, and aroma of food. Just as appealing are spices’ potential health benefits, with research consistently pointing toward anti-inflammatory properties that may tamp down pain, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and thwart cancer growth.
But the ability of spices to trick the tongue is gaining fresh attention, with a new analysis suggesting that certain spices can help distract older adults from noticing the absence of another strong flavoring — salt — that may pose dangers to health.
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