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7 Spice Combos That Pack as Much Anti-Inflammatory Power as They Do Flavor

Tehrene Firman

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When you start utilizing your spice cabinet, you quickly realize no meal every has to taste bland ever again. Even things like roasted veggies and tofu can get a serious flavor makeover with the right seasoning blends up your sleeve. But these seasoning blends aren’t just great for your taste buds because they also pack some anti-inflammatory powers that will keep you feeling your best.

The next time you’re cooking up your favorite meal, use one of these seasoning blends that fight inflammation with turmeric, garlic, ginger, and beyond. There’s a spice combo for every dish, whether you’re making tacos or scrambles.

The best anti-inflammatory seasoning blends to try

1. Homemade taco seasoning

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This homemade taco seasoning is way better than anything you can buy in stores—both in taste and nutrition. It contains turmeric and garlic, which can help fight off inflammation.

Get the recipe: Homemade taco seasoning

2. Curry powder spice rub

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This curry spice rub can be used on any type of protein you want. It contains turmeric, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon, the latter of which many people forget is an all-star at reducing inflammation.

Get the recipe: Curry powder spice rub

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3. Chorizo spice blend

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Make a chorizo that even Chipotle can’t top with this seasoning blend. It contains garlic, cinnamon, Chile powder, paprika, and cumin, among other flavorful spices.

Get the recipe: Chorizo spice blend

4. Tofu scramble spice mix

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If you love scrambles, try this spice mix that contains anti-inflammatory turmeric, garlic, and more. With the addition of sulfur-y black salt, it gives your tofu an egg-like taste.

Get the recipe: Tofu scramble spice mix

5. Homemade Thai seasoning

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This Thai seasoning, which contains garlic powder and ginger, tastes good on veggies, protein—really whatever you want to put it on. And get this: It stays good for up to a month, allowing you to use it over and over again.

Get the recipe: Homemade Thai seasoning

6. Season anything spice mix

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The name of this seasoning doesn’t lie. The turmeric- and garlic-loaded blend can add flavor to your protein of choice, roasted veggies, burgers, and even hummus.

Get the recipe: Season anything spice mix

7. Moroccan seven spice blend

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This blend of spices—including anti-inflammatory ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric—can be sprinkled onto roasted veggies or used as a rub for your favorite protein.

Get the recipe: Moroccan seven spice blend

Next up, try this anti-inflammatory salad recipe:

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