10 Culinary Herbs And Spices With Remarkable Health Benefits

10. Culinary herbs and spices with health benefits – Basil

Basil is an herb that’s so delicious and healthy it has crossed multiple cultures. It has great antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and is known to increase cardiovascular health. If you have asthma or suffer from chronic respiratory infections, the anti-inflammatory properties of basil can really help you. Basil has also been associated with decreased blood sugar, pain, and swelling so if you have diabetes or arthritis pay attention- this could be an easy way to help control it.

How to Use: Basil can pretty much be used in anything. Add a few leaves into any pasta sauce, soup, or curry for a burst of flavor. Incorporate some into an omelet or layer it with tomato and fresh mozzarella for a creamy, fresh, Caprese Salad. If you’re feeling up to it, try making your own fresh pesto with plenty of basil for a full, robust flavor and equally potent health benefits.
Health Benefits Of Basil

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About The Author:

Deepti Varathan is a writer specializing in psychology and neuroscience. She is passionate about modern medicine and finding other therapeutic techniques, and how both of these affect the developing brain. Deepti works for CogniFit, a major vendor in cognitive assessments and neuroscientific brain training programs.

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