Using spices and herbs is an easy way to add flavor to your food while also adding extra health benefits to your dishes. What kind of health benefits? Read on for details.
And I bet you have many of these health-boosting spices and herbs in your pantry right now!
Rosemary - The rosemarnic acid in this herb is known to help with allergies, nasal congestion, and overall inflammation.
Cayenne Pepper - This spice adds loads of flavor and has some great potential health benefits. Capsaicin, an active ingredient in cayenne pepper, is thermogenic meaning it speeds up metabolism and helps burn fat.
Sage - This herb is antimicrobial which may help reduce dental plaque from bacteria in your mouth. It also has antioxidant properties and can help lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels.
Oregano - Oregano has antibacterial properties and has been shown to have antiviral properties for certain viruses. You can get therapeutic amounts from oregano oil.