10 Herbs for Optimal Health and Healing
In and amongst the repertoire of culinary skills there is indeed more to herbs than mere flavor enhancement. Not just an excellent source of nutrition herbs can be used for healing, containing unique anti-oxidants, a range of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential oils and nutrients such as phytosterol compounds… All of which help contribute to building a healthy immune system for fighting infection, reducing inflammation, detoxifying, preventing disease, smooth metabolic functioning and lowering bad cholesterol.
In light of this here is a list of some of the healthiest herbs about. I would strongly recommend eating these foods in organic supplies, avoiding toxic chemicals from herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides and having been grown in the optimal healthiest soil.
Parsley is a great choice, known for its high vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content. It is a good source of dietary fiber known for dealing with constipation and lowering bad cholesterol.
Watercress has been known for having a high nutrient content, rich in vitamins A, C, and K with optimal health-promoting compounds like phytonutrients. It’s good for fighting infection, preventing cancer by reducing DNA damage, maintaining healthy connective tissue and countering iron deficiency.
Kale is another herb rich in vitamins A, C, K and also has high iron content. It has antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids to help fight disease such as cancer. High in calcium it helps build optimal healthy bones while preventing osteoporosis while the vitamin C contributes to healthy connective tissue… are some of the benefits.
Bright vibrant spinach leaves are the most nutritious having higher vitamin C concentration than their paler counterparts. As well as a powerful anti-oxidant a recent study showed spinach to be an effective anti-cancer food in the prostate area. Containing unique nutrients it also contributes to nervous system health.
Besides having vitamins C, A, folic acid, and calcium broccoli provide fiber which helps encourage bulk and movement in the intestine. Like other herbs, this is a source of calcium for vegans. Research suggests that calcium may have a role in the lowering of high blood pressure and prevention of colon cancer.
As well as a wonderful food source for maintaining optimum health coriander like the other herbs have been known to treat a wide range of conditions. This includes lowering high blood cholesterol (LDL bad cholesterol), acting as an anti-inflammatory, treating mouth ulcers, problems with the menstrual cycle, digestive disorders, handling blood sugar problems and helping with eye care.
Herbs are essential for a staple diet. They play a vital role in maintaining optimum health and healing. I would highly recommend using raw herbs since this form packs the most nutrients not having been spoilt by the ravages of heating or freezing. How about a salad a day?