According to Penn State researchers, eating a diet rich in spices, like turmeric and cinnamon, reduces the body's negative responses to eating high-fat meals. Sheila West, associate professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State, who led the study said that people eating a high-fat meal end up with high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in their blood.
"If this happens too frequently, or if triglyceride levels are raised too much, your risk of heart disease is increased. We found that adding spices to a high-fat meal reduced triglyceride response by about 30 percent, compared to a similar meal with no spices added."
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