Most of our favourite traditional dishes, such as pasta, soup, salads, and even desserts, are nothing without herbs. I’ll give you one important example: just think of pesto sauce without basil. Not a good idea, right? But did you know that they work beyond adding mouthwatering aroma and flavour to our meals? Some are actually used way back in the old age when there are no such things as antibiotics.
Herbs boost metabolism, curb cravings, detoxify the kidney, stabilize blood circulation, and so much more. They also protect your body from diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Josh Axe listed the herbs all men should be using, on Muscle and Fitness:
7 HERBS ALL MEN SHOULD — USE
One of the most important things a man can do is to take care of his health. Sure, working out and eating right are solid starts—and they’re definitely part of a healthy lifestyle—but adding in some natural herbal supplements is a great idea as well. Read more…
These herbs are a pantry must-have as they contain antioxidants that fight off cold, flu, among other illnesses. They may work even better than over-the-counter drugs, and they don’t come with side effects!
Moreover, here are the herbs to feed your hungry muscles, as written by Juniper Russo on Live Strong:
Herbs to Grow Muscle Mass
No herb can facilitate muscle growth without diet and exercise. However, several herbs may be viable complementary components of a body-building regimen. When combined with a low-fat diet and frequent exercise, some medicinal herbs can increase a person’s testosterone levels, leading to improved stamina and muscle mass. Read more…
Finally, here are the herbs that you may want to add to your favourite dishes to help you lose fat fast, on The Alternative Daily:
5 Belly Fat Busting Herbs to Add to Your Healthy Lifestyle
However, a recent study published earlier this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology was the first to use a CT scan to study specifically located fat deposits for direct associations with disease risk – confirming the dangers of belly fat. Read more…
There are so many herbs all men should be using because of their remarkable benefits. They make really good dishes, too, so if you’re not a herb-lover, you should be! You can add cilantro leaves onto burgers, basil into salads and mashed potatoes, and parsley to scrambled eggs. However, if you don’t want to add them in your meals, you can also consume them as tea. Add honey or lemon to add more flavour.
To keep them fresh, you may wrap them in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag that has room for air, and then put them in the fridge. They will remain fresh for up to five days. You can also grow your own at home!
Note, though, that you should not consume any herb without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have food allergies.