Gardening 101: 5 herbs to incorporate into your diet

Beyond just adding flavor (sans calories we might add), herbs come with lots of natural benefits.  From fighting off memory loss to settling a stomachache, herbs pack quite a punch when it comes to keeping us healthy. Best yet, they can easily be grown at home so you’ll always have a fresh supply.

Try adding these five fresh herbs into your diet:

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To find out more about the health benefits of these herbs, please check out the links below:

Thyme: WedMD overview of medicinal thyme uses
Mint: New York Times article on peppermint oil for irritable bowel
Sage: The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutic’s study on sage and it’s active ingredient rosmarinic acid
Rosemary: The University of Maryland Medical Center complementary and alternative medicine guide
Oregano: Science Daily article on oregano research

 

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