Many people fail to realize that herbs like cilantro are not only great flavoring agents, but they are generally just as nutrient dense as the fruit and vegetables we eat.
We send our kids to school, hoping that they will attain the skills and knowledge they need to become successful, thriving and healthy adults. But our schools historically have not exactly received an A+ rating for providing healthy information and meals. And kids will have difficulty being truly successful as adults if they don’t have the tools and information to stay healthy.
Sodium is a mineral that significantly improves the taste of your food. “Sodium improves the sensory properties of foods, by increasing saltiness, decreasing bitterness, and increasing sweetness and other congruent flavor effects,” according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Some healthy foods are sometimes hidden right beneath our noses. Mint, is one of those foods.
Sage is a musky, aromatic herb and part of the mint family. It is closely related to another herb you may be familiar with - rosemary. There are more than 900 species of sage throughout the world, and many of them are native to the Mediterranean region.
One of my resolutions this year is to cook more meals at home. And this can be a challenge because if I am not careful, my meals may all start to taste the same. So I have had to educate myself on a myriad of spices and herbs to vary the flavor.
Fennel is one of those “fancy foods” I was intimidated to cook. I usually limit eating it to when I go out to eat at a nice restaurant. This aromatic herb looks like a ‘tribrid’ between an onion, celery and carrot tops.
Cooking healthy meals at home is a great way to be proactive about your overall health. But with time limitations and hectic schedules, you may feel limited in what you cook and feel like you are preparing the ‘same old’ bland food all the time.
Whenever the word parsley comes to mind, I usually think of decorations for my dinner table at Christmas or Thanksgiving time. I don’t recall ever eating it, so I decided to do some research to see if it was worth the effort to start eating this plant.
If you’re interested in vitamins and supplements, by now, you’ve probably seen the shocking headlines that thousands of people end up in emergency rooms each year due to dietary supplements. Many news media organizations seized this study as a reason to declare that supplements were dangerous.
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