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  • Rainbow Diet

    The Mediterranean Diet and spices

    Spices are widely used throughout the Mediterranean, reflecting a strong multi-cultural influence. Spices are not just a taste additive – they have been used to treat and cure a wide variety of ailments for thousands of years. For example Saffron, which per gram is more expensive than gold, has strong liver-protective and anti-cancer properties. Three Mediterranean Spices for your kitchen…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    Curcumin and saffron reduce anxiety and depression

    Two potent spices commonly used in Mediterranean cooking, curcumin and saffron, have been shown in research to be a powerful combination against anxiety and depression. While there have been previous studies showing similar results, the research has always been criticised for poor design. Here, the researchers Adrian Lopresti and Peter Drummond of Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, set out to overcome…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    6 spices with strong health benefits

    Spices are widely used throughout the Mediterranean in cooking, reflecting a strong multi-cultural, and particularly an historical Arab influence. While the primary reason is to add taste and flavour many imbue colour to the Mediterranean Diet (or Rainbow Diet as we like to call it), and all have significant health benefits.┬áSpices have been used to treat and cure a wide…

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