There are 64 species of this aromatic herb. It is often used in fresh or dried form. Originally native to India, Asia, and Africa; it is easy to grow on your windowsill or porch.
What benefits do you get by adding Basil to your diet?
- Flavonoids that can protect cellular structures from damage
- Anti-bacterial properties in the volatile oils
- Using the essential oil from its leaves can stop several bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- A good source of Vitamin A, protecting cells from free radical damage
- A good source of Magnesium
- An excellent source of Vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting
How to add it into your diet?
- Make into pesto
- Add leaves into your morning omelet
- Add to your pasta dishes
- Chop it up and make your own salad dressing
- Use in your salads
- Top a sandwich with it rather than or in addition to lettuce
- Add into a vegetable stirfry
- Stir into tomato soup
Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP
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