Today’s aim is to incorporate powerful herbs and spices into your diet to reduce free radical damage and slow down aging.
What are “Anti-ageing” Herbs & Spices?
Each herb and spice has different nutritional compounds, but all spices have various free radical fighting compounds. Some of the most potent herbs and spices in this regard include:
Why Eat Herbs & Spices?
These herbs and spices are packed full of potent phytonutrients and antioxidants that mop up free radicals and fight oxidation that would otherwise damage and age our cells.
Individually they also have a wide range of additional medicinal effects. For example, rosemary appears to be protective against brain damage (and may possibly help with age-related memory loss too!) Curcumin, in turmeric, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can treat pain, cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels and ginger can treat nausea. Thyme is anti-microbial and can help tackle coughs and sore throats and coriander has been used for thousands of years to prevent gas and bloating.
How to Eat More Herbs & Spices
Herbs and spices can be consumed fresh or dried. Organic and homegrown options are always the best and most potent.
Try some of these yummy options to incorporate more herbs and spices in your life!
- Drink Jamu (a traditional Indonesian Turmeric-based drink).
- Mix turmeric powder or juice a piece of whole turmeric root with carrot and lemon as a fresh cold-pressed juice, or serve with eggs or an omelette for breakfast.
- Serve rosemary with ratatouille.
- Drink fresh ginger root tea or grate ginger into stir-fries and curries.
- Fresh coriander, dill, and basil are all delicious chopped into salads.
- Fresh homemade pesto is also a delicious way to eat basil.
Experiment with different herbs in your kitchen to find your favorite combinations and blends. Your food will be more flavorful and your body will thank you for all the phytonutrients you are giving it.
You have completed my 7-Day journey to better nutritional health and wellness!
If you continue to be consistent with your new healthy habits, you will notice that you will receive more and more benefits from them.
Continue to use my other 7-day nutritional posts to motivate you to stay on a healthy path. Blending all the nutrition hacks provided will help support your wellness transformation.
–Day 1: boost your energy levels through mindful eating
–Day 2: sharpen your memory and boost your mood by balancing your essential fatty acid intake
–Day 3: strengthen your immune system with fermented pro-biotic foods
–Day 4: balance your hormones by upping your zinc intake
–Day 5: reduce your body fat by detoxing your kitchen
–Day 6: eliminate toxins by eating more bitter leafy greens