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Spice up your workout

Spices can pump up your health

Originally Published: June 15, 2011
By Sharon Liao

Back in ancient Rome, the winners of athletic feats like chariot races were crowned with a wreath of bay leaves, a symbol of victory. While the champions probably didn't cook their garlands into a fragrant soup, they were still onto something: Modern-day science reveals that spices are packed with nutrients that can help you become a stronger, healthier competitor.

Case in point: When researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture analyzed 27 top culinary spices, they found that ...

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