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Herbs Benefits: The Ultimate Immune Boosters

Herbs not only add flavor and variety to your dishes, but they also have antioxidant properties and are commonly used to garnish and decorate meals at top-notch restaurants.

Herbs are generally extracted from the leaves of plants. They are used in day-to-day cooking to spice up and flavor foods as well as in medicine to heal and cure. One of their main functions is to provide the body with antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent oxidation of free radicals the nasty viruses that fight with our immune system.

Herbs

Basil is an anti-inflammatory which may help with rheumatoid arthritis. Basil is a good source of vitamin A and C as well as potassium, iron and calcium.

Oregano, a common Mediterranean spice, is high in antioxidants and is also a good source of fiber, iron, manganese, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Oregano is also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Parsley, which is commonly used to decorate or garnish food, is well known to aid with the absorption of bad breath caused by garlic. It has been known to help neutralize certain carcinogens and inhibit tumor cell growth. Parsley is also an excellent source of folic acid, beta-carotene and is also high in Vitamin C.

Thyme contains several flavonoids, making it an excellent antioxidant.

Author: Dimi Ingle
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