Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times did a piece recently boldly titled The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating -- a bit presumptuous in that anybody who is at least somewhat health conscious is heeding the frequently heard advice that they should be eating some of these foods (blueberries for example, as an aid to memory -- remember?). But I always enjoy reading such articles, because often there are a few novel suggestions. The NYT article did not disappoint in this regard; my epiphany this time was...spices! And here I thought they were just for flavor. The author claims that cinnamon may help control blood sugar and cholesterol, while turmeric is a dubbed the "superstar of spices" for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties (pass the curry!).