Adding herbs to meals can add great flavors that we crave, but is there another purpose? For those who are unfamiliar as to what is qualified to be an herb, the definition is: any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume. Some herbs are cilantro, basil, chamomile, chives, etc. So why should we eat them? In the past, herbs were commonly used to aid with digestion and to help arthritis. According to WebMD, “Common herbs and spices may help protect against certain chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease,”.
Herbs can help reduce inflammation, the cause of several chronic diseases. Some herbs may also contain antioxidants which fight to protect against free radicals damaging body tissue. Flavoring your food with herbs as opposed to sugary sauces and seasonings with MSG, monosodium glutamate, is a healthier alternative. Tastier, flavorful foods are more satisfying than bland tasting foods. When we are satisfied with the foods we eat, we are less likely going to eat more than what we need because our cravings will have subsided.… Read the restRead the rest