Want an easy health hack that can significantly improve the nutrient content of your food? Use herbs! The coolest part about herbs is you can grow them anywhere. On a balcony, in an office under a light or really anywhere you can find a nice patch of dirt! All herbs are packed with phytonutrients which plants make to protect themselves from damage. Not only do they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities they also may enhance immunity, intercellular communication, repair DNA damage from exposure to toxins, detoxify carcinogens and alter estrogen metabolites.
Here are some of my favs: .
•rosemary - contains carnosol, a potent antioxidant •thyme - contains thymol, an antioxidant and can help aid in wound healing. You can boil thyme and swish it in your mouth to ease inflammation.
•oregano - antiviral and antifungal, love this herb for clearing out pathogenic bacteria from the gut •basil - anti inflammatory and antiviral
•mint - eases digestive troubles and nausea