Medicinal Foods: Herbs for Health

//Medicinal Foods: Herbs for Health

Medicinal Foods: Herbs for Health

One of the easiest ways to improve your cellular vitality, immune system and metabolic functions is to consume more fresh herbs for health enhancing benefits. Whether you are an omnivore, vegan or vegetarian you can enjoy a fantastic variety of colors, smells and tastes as you enjoy eating more herbs.

Imagine the benefit of knowing you are enhancing your appearance, digestion and longevity by simply choosing “Mother Natures” healthy herbs with super medicinal and nutritional advantages. Herbs are a great source of antioxidants, essential oils, minerals, phyto-nutirents, trace elements and vitamins.

Adding Herbs Helps Reduce Excess Dietary Calories

Adding Herbs to Your MealsThe Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in simple carbohydrates (sugars) such as white flour, white sugar, white rice, white pasta, white potatoes, corn and processed foods which are causing major health issues. People are eating excess calories without receiving the electrolytes, enzymes and essential nutrients their body needs. This is where herbs could play a vital role in helping to reverse this unhealthy trend.

When you add herbs to your meals you are enhancing all the cells of the body with nutrient dense super foods that taste great and are great for you. These delicious and nutritious herbs can help you reduce the cravings for many unhealthy foods. Most fast foods and processed foods are lacking nutrients our body needs and are loaded with excess calories and unhealthy additives.

Many herbs increase your sensation of being satisfied quicker which will help you eat less. The abundance of super food nutrition helps the body’s nutrition sensors to recognize you are supplying what it needs for energy and maintenance. The body will naturally crave less food when you give it the high quality raw ingredients it needs for survival.

[colored_box title=”How Adding Herbs to Your Diet Help You Become Healthier” variation=”teal”]Herbs are nutrient dense. Herbs are packed with the phyto-nutrients the body needs to meet its demands for energy production, immune system and cellular maintenance.

Herbs add a thermogenic benefit. The essential oils, protective plant compounds and other active ingredients tend to naturally enhance your metabolism.

Herbs have beneficial medicinal properties. Many studies have shown the numerous benefits of specific herbs. Most herbs contain essential oils that have been found to be anti- viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. In fact many of these essential oils are extracted and sold for a wide variety of beneficial uses.

Many herbs smell and taste great which makes then ideal for soothing our body, mind and spirit. When is the last time you enjoyed a warm cup of peppermint tea or enjoyed some delicious pesto made with basil, oregano and parsley? Just thinking about these herbs can wake up your taste buds.[/colored_box]

You may want to add the following herbs to your meals and enjoy the potential health benefits:

  • Basil and Rosemary – for anti-inflammatory properties
  • Cilantro (coriander) – for sugar regulating and natural detox properties
  • Oregano – for anti-fungal properties
  • Endive, Escarole and Chicory for heart protecting properties
  • Basil, Oregano and Thyme – for immune enhancing properties
  • Mint – for anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It seems to soothe allergy, asthma and sinus issues.

Remember herbs offer the greatest benefits in their natural and unprocessed state so all the active ingredients can benefit you in harmony with other compounds in the plant.

Create Your Own Simple Herbal Garden

Creating Your Own Herbal Garden

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Another advantage of herbs is that you can easily grow them in a small garden or in pots indoors or on a balcony. They are easy to grow and the potted herbs can be grown almost year round. With a bountiful harvest you can dehydrate and store the surplus. Many packaged herbs from stores may be irradiated so check the label first to be sure it is not. This is another reason to grow your own or buy organic ones.

Herbs are an excellent source of essential oils, flavor, phyto-nutrients and health benefits to enhance your optimal nutrition program. They are easy to grow, inexpensive and can super charge your immune system with natural anti-oxidant anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.

Herbs are recognized as very potent plants with a significant history of medicinal properties.

Hippocrates the father of medicine said,

Let your food be thy medicine and your medicine be thy food”.

With all the amazing natural health benefits credited to herbs, it appears obvious everyone would benefit from eating more herbs for health.

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By | 2012-01-29T22:48:54+00:00 April 9th, 2009|Nutrition|0 Comments

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