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New scientific research shows these spices are good for your brain

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Saffron

Got a case of the blues? Before popping an anti-depressant, try eating more of this pungent herb. A 2007 University of Tehran study discovered that a twice-daily dose of saffron works as well as Prozac in treating mild to moderate depression.

Healthy way to dish it up:
Add 1/2 teaspoon saffron to the water while cooking 2 cups rice.

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