Turmeric's gotten tons of health hype lately, mostly due to its main bioactive compound called curcumin. Curcumin's antioxidant properties are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease — more tahn 100 clinical trials have been conducted on the compound! However, your dietary patterns as a whole have a much greater impact on disease risk. Use turmeric in dishes made with veggies, seafood, and pulses (chickpeas, beans, lentils, and peas) to reap the biggest benefits and maximize flavor.

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