FROM BLACK DOCTOR.ORG:
Cooking with herbs and spices is a great way to add flavor to your meals without adding excess salt, sugar and fat. They can also make your meals healthier with their disease-fighting antioxidants. Spices and herbs have more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables, so get cooking and reap the rewards.
Benefit: Lower blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. Try to get one-fourth to one-half teaspoon of cinnamon twice daily.
Get Cooking: Dip berries or bananas in low-fat sour cream, then dip in a mix of 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
Benefit: Can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Try to have 500 to 800 milligrams a day.
Get Cooking: For an Indian flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric to water when cooking 1 cup rice.