I love to read about foods, fruits, spices etc. and share the knowledge gained on health benefits with readers in a simple to understand way. Fruits, vegetable and spices are rich in antioxidants that help our body prevent and fight deadly diseases such as CVD, cancer, diabetes, blood pressure etc. There is misconception that only few fruits (like apples) are beneficial to health. All the fruits have some beneficial effect to health and should be eaten in optimum quantities during the season of their availability. Beside fruits, turmeric, garlic, ginger, cardamom are used in almost each and every Indian reciepe and all these items have specific use in protecting human body from different diseases. Researchers have shown that yellow ingredient 'curcumin' present in turmeric increases levels of protein (CAMP) that fights the infection. People averse to consuming raw fruits and vegetables may prepare special dishes at home using beneficial spices with home recipes.