Weekend Wellness – The Power of Herbs

Week-End Wellness
By Tammy Parkinson, CPT, ACSM, NASM, Nutritionist, Body Firm Personal Training & Nutrition

herbsI love adding herbs to my meals, especially my salads.  Herbs (especially fresh) can help us heal our bodies.  Here is a list of some easy favorites to add to every day meals:

 

Basil – anti-oxidant great for cardiovascular health
Thyme – anti-oxidant and relieves upper respiratory problems
Turmeric – anti-inflammatory specifically aids as a cancer fighter also known to lower blood pressure
Sage – anti-inflammatory, helps with sore throats
Marjorie – helps with Digestion and sleep
Oregano – Fungal infections
Ginger Root and Apple Pie Spice – Normalizes our ph helps with Nausea and known to lower blood pressure
Jamaican Allspice – helps with gas, bloating, and aids in digestion
Cinnamon – effects blood sugar especially after meal. Also an anti-inflammatory which is anti-cancer
Cumin – helps lower blood glucose levels and is great for anti-bacterial
Cloves – Lowers blood sugar known to be the highest anti-oxidant score of spices
Saffron – known to lower blood pressure
Italian Spice – anti-oxidant anti-cancer

As you can see, adding in some herbs here and there (or, truly, at every meal can make your body younger and younger!)

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