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These 4 superfoods are scientifically proven to boost your health

Pour on the honey and pass the tumeric!

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There are foods, and then there are superfoods.

These aptly-named snacks have properties that give the body a natural boost.

But what gives superfoods their superpowers?

On Monday, researchers presented new findings at a conference all about nutrition. Their research reveals the hidden strengths of four foods you may want to eat more often.

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Though mangoes contain quite a bit of sugar, they’re also loaded with vitamins and fiber.

Researchers from San Diego State University found snacking on mangoes might be a good way to lower inflammation and glucose levels.

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In the study trial, a group of participants who were obese ate mangoes for 12 weeks. Their glucose and inflammation levels dropped, compared to participants eating low-fat cookies for the same amount of time.

3. Honey

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We’ve long known about honey’s anti-inflammatory benefits.

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Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln probed the sticky substance to find out what makes it so good at calming irritation.

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They found honey is host to nanoparticles that activate enzymes in the body that fight inflammation.

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This spicy bark was already known to help lower cholesterol, but new research shows it's just one of many spices that can give your body this boost in particular.

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Just like cinnamon, this spice has also been shown to lower cholesterol.

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And in general, new research shows adding more spices and herbs to your diet can also help lower blood pressure.

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