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Happy Hot and Spicy Food Day! I know not everybody loves spicy food but I do and it’s my blog so…

Adding spice to foods is a great way to add flavour without adding fat or calories. Besides the usual salsas and Mexican fare, which you might expect to be spicy, you can add spices in unexpected places too. Spicy and sweet is a great combo. Try adding sprinkling chili powder on mango slices, dark chocolate and chili is another surprisingly good combo. While not exactly hot, cinnamon can make a great addition when trying to wean yourself off added sugars. Try sprinkling it in your coffee or espresso-based beverage or on your cereal or oatmeal.

Besides making your food taste better, adding spices may provide additional heart health and anti-bacterial benefits.

Remember that spices will lose their potency over time. To keep them fresh as long as possible, store in a metal tin in a cool dry place or keep them in the fridge.

Author: diana chard

I'm a registered dietitian living in Nova Scotia, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

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