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Enjoy more herbs and seasonings

(HealthDay News) -- Adding herbs and seasonings to your diet can spice up your meals without adding fat, calories or salt.

Try these suggestions for using herbs and spices in your diet:

  • Store herbs and spices in a cool, dry spot; store green herbs out of direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Add fresh herbs into salads, soups and sauces for added flavor.
  • When adding whole spices such as cloves, bay leaves or cumin, add at the start of cooking time.
  • To boost flavor, crumble dried herbs just before using them.
  • Enjoy hot peppers to perk up foods; remove seeds to turn down the heat.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle

 

University of Michigan Health System

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First published: 04/26/2013
Last updated: 04/26/2013