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The Ayurvedic Spices that Could Lead to a Long Life

April 10 2019

Dr Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, has travelled to India to look at the health benefits of spices in the Ayurvedic diet.

The trip is part of his new series, Chasing Life, and shows how the spices in your cupboards could lead to a longer life.

He highlights ginger as an aid for digestion and an upset stomach; and cinnamon to increase blood circulation.

Dr Gupta said: “When we look at the nutrients that we need, the vitamins, the things that our body requires, we know full well that we can get that from nature.

“So, if you eat the colour of the rainbow - seven different coloured foods - then you’re going to get all the nutrients you need.”

Ayurveda is one of the oldest health practices in the world, having been developed in India more than 3,000 years ago.