Spices are a great way to add flavour and dimension to a dish without adding fat, salt or calories. In fact, some spices include a little something extra, like antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that slow or prevent the oxidative process in which cells are damaged by free radicals, which can lead to cell dysfunction. Since time immemorial several traditional medicines worldwide have been using a combination of spices in their remedies, and the use of spices as an antioxidant alternative is an emerging research area in the scientific community.
For those interested in reading further on some of the science behind the health & nutritional benefits of spices, we've included a shortlist of easy-to-digest (pun intended) articles in respected published scientific journals at the bottom of this post. Without further ado, and in the honor of #worldcancerday here is a list of Vanille Vanille's Superfood, Antioxidant-Rich Spices
List of Supporting Published Academic / Scientific Literature