Garlic can help protect against heart disease; peppers contain capsaicin, which has cancer-protective, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving effects; sage contains flavonoids, phenolic acids, and enzymes that have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that help prevent damage to body cells.
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Mint can treat maladies such as colic and digestive disorders; basil, a member of the mint family, has shown lipid-lowering potential, as well as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anticancer activity, in preliminary research.
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“The Plant-Powered Diet” is not a diet you’ll go “on” today and “off” tomorrow. It is a simple, satisfying, and thoroughly delicious way of eating that can not only last your lifetime—but lengthen it.
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