About Indian Spices 
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Indian Spices and herbs are good not only for our taste buds but also for our health. They supply calcium, iron, vitamin B, vitamin C , carotene and other antioxidants. For instance fresh parsley has been linked with cancer prevention due to its antioxidant content and Indian Spicy food is much more appealing than a vitamin pill.

The trend for low fat food has also contributed to increase in the usage of hot spices. As both flavor and texture are affected when fat is removed from foods, spices can help compensate for flavor loss,"

"Even the most calorie-restrictive diets can be enhanced with spicy, low fat recipes. Spices tend to enhance the taste of nutrient-rich but not-so-popular foods such as soya or spinach,"

Indian spices also help combat long-term diseases. Spices like fenugreek and cinnamon are particularly good for diabetics. "Fenugreek is hypoglycaemic - has a significant impact on glucose, decreases the insulin response and is very helpful in treating diabetes," declared Krishnaswamy at the nutrition Congress. Fenugreek is high in saponins and soluble fiber which help decrease the absorption of cholesterol from food and help lower blood glucose levels. It is also hypolipidemic - reduces body triglycerides and serum cholesterol," explains Krishnaswamy.

Researches also acknowledging the advantages Indian spices possess. "Eaten regularly in food, in tiny doses, common spices are unique health boosters," states Harry G Preuss, top American researcher .

Recent studies show that cinnamon also enhances the ability of insulin to metabolize glucose, helping to control blood sugar levels. The Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working on the insulin-like properties of cinnamon. Professor Daniel Fung, food science researcher from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Unites States of America, says, "Cinnamon not only tastes good, but can inhibit or even kill bacteria that cause food poisoning."