Washington 19 November 2014: A new study has found that spices and herbs don't just add flavor to your food but may also help boost your heart's health. According to Penn State nutritionists the ingredients which are rich in antioxidants help improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids. Triglyceride levels rise after eating a high-fat meal which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. If a high-antioxidant spice blend is incorporated into the meal triglyceride levels may be reduced by as much as 30% when compared to eating an identical meal without the spice blend. Professor Sheila G.