Sunday, April 24, 2011

Digest for Week-ending 23 April 2011

In case you missed it, this week, I wrote about 6 common herbs that are frequently found fresh in your local grocery store or that can be easily grown in the garden, in pots, or even on the windowsill. When added to the diet, either fresh or dried, they provide:
  • vitamins and minerals,
  • fiber,
  • antioxidants/phytonutrients,
  • antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal compounds
  • anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities
Read about why and how to incorporate these nutritional powerhouses into your meals here:

This herb's antioxidant capacity rivals blueberries!

Super high in bone-building vitamin K as well as vitamins C and A.

A potent anti-bacterial, it's also great for fighting a cold and for lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Also high in vitamin K as well as iron, it's been used to ease a sore throat and chest congestion.

My favorite summer herb that's also high in fiber and an antimicrobial agent too!

Wonderful in tea, this herb settles an upset stomach and can reduce inflammation.

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