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Health benefits of herbs and spices in aging adults

Chapter


Abstract


  • Evidence from the literature suggests that herbs

    and spices and their components, such as cinna-mon, garlic, curcumin, and capsaicin, may have

    beneficial effects on health and behavioral outcomes. These outcomes characterize age-related

    chronic diseases, and the effects reported here may

    be mediated by the antioxidant actions of herbs

    and spices. The inclusion of herbs and spices in protective dietary patterns, such as the Mediterranean

    and Okinawan diets, may play a role in contributing

    to their effects.

    Conversely, a paucity of herbs and

    spices may be linked to the detrimental health outcomes associated with the Western diet. The food

    or meal vehicle providing the herb or spice should

    also be considered when translating to dietary

    advice to preserve the beneficial role within a specific dietary pattern.

    Encouragement of a diet rich

    in herbs and spices may also improve acceptability

    of protective dietary patterns, suggesting that the

    impact of herbs and spices on healthy aging may

    be multifaceted.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Tapsell, L. C. & Neale, E. P. (2016). Health benefits of herbs and spices in aging adults. In H. Lavretsky, M. Sajatovic & C. Reynolds (Eds.), Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging (pp. 39-57). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3688

Book Title


  • Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 57

Abstract


  • Evidence from the literature suggests that herbs

    and spices and their components, such as cinna-mon, garlic, curcumin, and capsaicin, may have

    beneficial effects on health and behavioral outcomes. These outcomes characterize age-related

    chronic diseases, and the effects reported here may

    be mediated by the antioxidant actions of herbs

    and spices. The inclusion of herbs and spices in protective dietary patterns, such as the Mediterranean

    and Okinawan diets, may play a role in contributing

    to their effects.

    Conversely, a paucity of herbs and

    spices may be linked to the detrimental health outcomes associated with the Western diet. The food

    or meal vehicle providing the herb or spice should

    also be considered when translating to dietary

    advice to preserve the beneficial role within a specific dietary pattern.

    Encouragement of a diet rich

    in herbs and spices may also improve acceptability

    of protective dietary patterns, suggesting that the

    impact of herbs and spices on healthy aging may

    be multifaceted.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Tapsell, L. C. & Neale, E. P. (2016). Health benefits of herbs and spices in aging adults. In H. Lavretsky, M. Sajatovic & C. Reynolds (Eds.), Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging (pp. 39-57). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3688

Book Title


  • Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 57