Fresh Herbs That Make You Healthier

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Herbs are a blessing in disguise since they not only add flavour to your meal, they also add a twist of health benefits too. When you chop up fresh herbs or tear the leaves of most of the herbs, you can smell their potent, wonderful aroma in the air.

They vary so much in flavour, from sweet lavender and sage to the sharp, cool taste of spearmint. Adding herbs to your daily diet is a must as they help to boost the immunity at the same time they also have a few properties which will help keep your organs in better health.

So, this afternoon don't forget to chop a few of these fresh herbs over your meal. It will add a fantastic taste to your cooking or salads along with nutritional punch. These five herbs mentioned on the list are available at any market.

However, while purchasing these herbs, it is important that you take a good look at the leaves since the leaves when dry will provide no flavour or smell to your meal. On the other hand, check the leaves too and remove those which are infected and destroyed.

Store the herbs in a cool dry place and keep them away from direct sunlight. Here are five fresh herbs to love, take a look:

Basil

Basil is regarded as the King of herbs. This wonderful fresh herb is  a powerful antioxidant and a rich source of calcium, potassium and iron. Consumption of a few basil leaves will supply 85 percent of your daily vitamin K intake.

Parsley

Parsley is one of the best fresh herbs you can add to your daily diet. This green herb offers vitamin A carotenoids , which protect eye health. It is also rich in vitamin K , which not only preserves blood health but also prevents excessive bleeding.

Rosemary

Rosemary has a sweet smell and when added to your meal it supplies polyphenols to help reduce bacteria responsible for bloating and poor digestion. Adding this crushed herbs to your meal it will help boost immunity too.

Mint

If you are pregnant it is best to chew on a few of these leaves. Mint  contains powerful antioxidants, including vitamins A and C and relieves symptoms of digestive problems by relaxing stomach muscles and reducing nausea.

Lavender

Lavender offers polyphenols to help reduce bacteria responsible for bloating and poor digestion and can help support immunity.

Dill

This little herb falls under the list of worlds healthiest foods. The dill herb is beneficial for a number of reasons. Consuming this herb will help to prevent bone loss. It is also good ingredient to add in food as it aids in protecting Against Free Radicals and Carcinogens.

Cilantro

Studies have suggested that consuming herbs like cilantro decreases the risk of obesity, overall mortality, diabetes and heart disease. So garnish your dish with this herb and see the difference it will make in your life.

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Story first published: Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:00 [IST]
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