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Herbal Inclusions for Dishes and Drinks

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Herbal Inclusions for Dishes and Drinks

Herbs are a great way to not only add an extra layer of flavour to a dish or drink but to also provide our bodies with some noteworthy health benefits.

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1. Shiso

Widely used in Asian cooking, shiso leaves have been shown to possess both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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2. Cilantro

A relative of parsley, cilantro is high in vitamin A as well as antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

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3. Basil

Part of the mint family, basil has health benefits ranging from reducing inflammation to antiaging. Basil also contains a good amount of vitamin C.

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4. Thyme

Not only is thyme found to have good antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, but it might also help in reducing blood pressure.

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5. Parsley

One of the most widely used culinary herbs, parsley is a powerful antioxidant and is also rich in vitamin K, an essential nutrient contributing to good bone health.

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6. Sage

A herb native to the Mediterranean, studies using sage have shown that this potent plant can help lower blood glucose levels.

A excerpt was originally published in the December 2019 issue of alive Canada within the article titled “Holiday Cocktail Party.”

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