Not only do herbs and spices impart flavor to bland foods, but they can also provide many health benefits as well! Try adding one (or more!) to your recipes this week!
- Black pepper may boost immune health. Almost any dish will benefit from a sprinkle of pepper.
- Chives may help with hip osteoarthritis and help neutralize the effect of environmental stressors. Savory dishes like salads and pastas are delicious with a handful of chives added.
- Cinnamon may help lower your blood sugar. Try adding to coffee, fruit or sweet potatoes.
- Ginger can help with many stomach issues, reduce cholesterol, diminish blood clots, and reduce inflammation, among other things. Fresh ginger is best—add to stir-fries or chicken for a punch of flavor.
- Oregano features 42 times more antioxidants than apples and is easy to add to most Italian dishes.
- Parsley is often overlooked as a garnish, but it can help with fresh breath, as well as protect the prostate. It can be added to rice, salads or main dishes.
- Rosemary may help boost immunity. Add it to meats, sweet drinks or steamed vegetables.
- Saffron features compounds than may decrease depression and anxiety, and also might help you snack less. Soup and seafood are delicious with added saffron.
- Thyme has been used as an antiseptic, but can also have anti-inflammatory compounds. Savory dishes are best with a little thyme added.
- Turmeric has curcumin which can help your cardiovascular, mental and muscle health. Yellow mustard or curry with turmeric are good ways to add a little extra.
Source: Real Age