Spice and Herb - Antioxidants


Quick Notes:


What Are Spice and Herb - Antioxidants?

Spice and herb antioxidants are micronutrients that help the body combat diseases and delay the damaging effects of aging. They do this by protecting the body’s cells and tissues. Cells and tissues get damaged by harmful chemical reactions caused by oxidation which works to destroy the body. Antioxidants block these harmful chemical reactions.

Daily, our bodies need antioxidants; and, we should try first to get them through eating in a healthy manner, before resorting to taking numerous supplements. Eating more of the following herbs and spices in our foods will help our bodies get the antioxidants needed.

List of Spice and Herb - Antioxidants:

Spices and herbs that work as antioxidants, and help fight disease like cancer, by inhibiting damage to body cells and tissues, include:

Basil

Oregano

Parsley

Turmeric Spice


Return to Health Benefits of Herbs - Spices from Spice and Herb Antioxidants

Return to WikiSpices.com Home Page from Spice and Herb Antioxidants

New! Comments

Have something to say about what you just read? Leave me a comment in the box below.

Food Additives Resources



Got questions?

Get answers about food additives and ingredients.



Food and Drug Administration fda.gov



Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) fda.gov/Food  5100 Paint Branch Parkway College Park, MD 20740-3835



Color Additives Information fda.gov Color Additives 

Toll free information line: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (723-3366)

U.S. Department of Agriculture



Food Safety and Inspection Service fsis.usda.gov Food Safety Education Staff 1400 Independence Ave., SW Room 2932-S

Washington, DC 20250-3700



Food Additives Information usda.gov Fact Sheets on Additives

Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-800-535-4555

TTY: 1-800-256-7072

Email: fsis@usda.gov



Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

USDA Ag Research Service

10301 Baltimore Ave.

Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

301-504-5719

Email: fnic@nal.usda.gov



International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) IFIC

1100 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 430

Washington, DC 20036

202-296-6540                Email: foodinfo@ific.org



American Dietetic Association (ADA) ADA

216 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60606-6995

312-899-0040



The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) FAAN

11781 Lee Jackson Hwy. Suite 160 Fairfax, VA 22033 1-800-929-4040

Email: faan@foodallergy.org



Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) IFT

525 West Van Buren Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60607 1-800-IFT-FOOD (438-3663)