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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Benefits of Adding Herbs to Your Meals

By Mickey Janzen

Herbs have been around for thousands of years. Our ancestors used them for medicinal purposes. Today, using herbs can provide us with better health and add more flavor to our food.

Adding herbs to your regular diet can not only create better tasting meals but also improve your health. For example, cinnamon can help with regulating your blood sugar levels and can ease inflammation. Cinnamon is usually used in sweet treats but it can also be added to soups, stews, grill rubs and barbecue sauce.

Ginger can add flavor to many different dishes. One of ginger's best health benefits is it's ability to ease digestive problems. It helps by breaking down fatty foods and proteins and also reducing gas. There are reports that ginger can assist in relieving nausea, morning sickness and motion sickness.

A quick way of reaping the benefits of ginger is by drinking a cup of ginger tea. Take several slices of ginger and steep in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes. Add honey or drink as is. Ginger can enhance your food as well. It's a perfect partner with garlic.

Rosemary is a widely used herb. It enhances the flavor of many dishes, such as soups, stews, meat and fish. As well as being very versatile in food, rosemary has a history of medicinal uses, too. Headaches, digestive disorders, stomach upsets and age-related skin damage are just a few problems that rosemary has been used to treat.

Herbs can add a great deal of flavor and enjoyment to your meals. Use your imagination to come up with tasty and healthy ways of creating a great meal.

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1 comment:

  1. been using salt free herbs and spices as well in my cooking.=)

    i go for natural and healthy food for my family, especially since my parents aren't getting any younger. "it's best to go on prevention rather than cure" is my motto and so tries to give them less salty prepared food.

    natural herbs are miracle in the kitchen, if only people would know how and when to use them=)

    hope you can also come and visit my blogs. My earthy me blog touches on food.