Herbs and Spices Make for a Historical -- and Healthy -- Holiday
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And don't forget those oranges in your stocking: They're packed with fiber, vitamins C and B-1, potassium, and folic acid. The fiber helps lower cholesterol; potassium protects against salt-induced elevation of blood pressure; folic acid protects against some birth defects and lowers the risk of some cancers. And most important of all during the holiday season -- the vitamin C may reduce the severity and duration of a cold.