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Herbs for the win!

๐— ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฆ๐—”: Donโ€™t forget to ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ to what you eat and drink! I know, I knowโ€ฆone more to do. BUT as someone with a FT job, Iโ€™m all about over indexing on things that pack a punch. Herbs are small, but mighty powerhouses that have so many medicinal benefits and impart so much flavor. There are so many, but the four below are my fav. Do you use herbs? Dry or fresh? What are your fav?

๐—Ÿ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฅ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: cilantro, parsley, mint and basil.

๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ฃ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜: Getting a small herb garden ๐ŸŒฑโ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ going in our outdoor patio โœจ

*๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ฝ: Keep your store bought herbs fresh and lasting longer by immediately washing, then cut a bit of the bottom stems and store with water in a glass jar in your fridge.

Below is a quick rundown of some of the benefits of each of these herbs and some suggestions for how to use them.

๐—–๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ - It can help lower blood sugar, fight infections, and promote heart, brain, skin, and digestive health. It can also remove poisonous metals such as mercury, lead, or aluminum from the body. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ: great as a topper in stir fries, curry dishes or my fav, a cilantro lime dressing.

๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† - Particularly rich in vitamins K, A, and C and antioxidants that prevent cell damage, called free radicals. Contains cancer-fighting substances, has nutrients that protect your eye, antibacterial benefits and much more! ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ: add to your chimichurri sauce, salad dressings, smoothies, juices etc.

๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ - A powerhouse for aiding digestion with both antiviral and antibacterial properties, just to name a few. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ: I love brewing a mint tea, adding to my smoothies, making a mint mojito โ˜บ๏ธ or even adding to the water I sip throughout the day for extra flavor.

๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—น - so many different varieties of this kind, but I typically grab Italian. Benefits are again too many to list, but here are a few: prevents memory loss due to aging, helps reduce depression, improves blood sugar, blood pressure and prevents against certain cancers. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ: add to your salads, top your pizzas, make a yummy pesto.

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