Spicy Foods Offer Much More Than Heat

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  • Spices used for weight loss or weight maintenance have additional health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory properties and a pleasing flavor profile that may help limit overall calorie intake
  • Capsaicin and curcumin are examples of compounds found in spices that can help drive weight loss, as well as many other health benefits

By Dr. Mercola

Spices are a wonderful addition to foods and beverages because they can add just the right flair. Nutmeg, for instance, lends quiet warmth and complexity, in desserts like apple crisp and in vegetables like spinach, as in the savory Indian dish, saag paneer. And paprika lends mild sweetness to meat dishes and goulash.

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Factors that help children thrive in the face of adversity

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Research shows that people who experience four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as economic hardship, exposure to violence or the death of a loved one, are more likely to have lasting physical and mental health problems. But a new research abstract to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting suggests that certain family, social and community assets may boost a child’s chances of flourishing in the face of adversity. Leer Más