𝗠𝗶𝗱 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗣𝗦𝗔: Don’t forget to 𝗮𝗱𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗯𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 to what you eat and drink! I know, I know…one more to do. BUT as someone with a FT job, I’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?
𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗦𝗜𝗣 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁: Getting a small herb garden 🌱☘️🌿 going in our outdoor patio ✨
*𝗧𝗶𝗽: 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.
𝗖𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼 - 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. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼: great as a topper in stir fries, curry dishes or my fav, a cilantro lime dressing.
𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘆 - 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! 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼: add to your chimichurri sauce, salad dressings, smoothies, juices etc.
𝗠𝗶𝗻𝘁 - A powerhouse for aiding digestion with both antiviral and antibacterial properties, just to name a few. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼: I love brewing a mint tea, adding to my smoothies, making a mint mojito ☺️ or even adding to the water I sip throughout the day for extra flavor.
𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗹 - 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. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼: add to your salads, top your pizzas, make a yummy pesto.