Eating food that has the highest nutrient value is pretty simple once you get the idea of it and become familiar with the different families of nutrient dense foods. Once you figure out the basics, the fun part begins. Adding herbs and spices to a nutritious meal doesn’t have to be just about the flavor.
Fresh herbs have nutritional value.
Case in point: Parsley.
It’s way more than greenery on a plate, it’s a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and many other potent health enhancers.
It’s loaded with vitamins K, C and A and has plenty of folate as well as minerals like potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium.
The health benefits of this powerhouse plate enhancer and palate pleaser are vast. It touts liver cleansing, promotes bone health, cancer prevention, anti-inflammatory, relieves rheumatoid arthritis and even acts as an antiseptic in the mouth when chewed.
As with most vegetables and plants eaten as food, parsley is best consumed and used in its raw green and fresh form. Try thinking way outside the box and put it in your salad, sprinkle it fresh on soups and hot dishes, toss it in the bean pot right before serving.
Some say that adventure is the spice of life. Well, let’s take that for what it’s worth and add as many health-boosting herbs and spices to our body strengthening foods for a truly adventurous culinary experience.
Tomorrow, possibilities infinitum.