Blasting with Herbs: Our Top 5 Picks

Blasting with Herbs: Our Top 5 Picks

Summer is here, and while some herb gardens are in full bloom, it’s never too late to start growing your very own! Plan a trip to the local farm stand for fresh herbs and test out some options you might want to cultivate for yourself. They can be used as a garnish that livens up your summer barbecues, they can boost the flavor of any meal, and they also add nutrients that will enhance your health and wellness goals.

Herbs are often forgotten when it comes to making a good morning-smoothie, but they should be one of your morning-time staples. Packed with antioxidants that can help prevent chronic illness, including heart disease, cancer, stroke and more, science is now supporting what civilizations have known for centuries: herbs are incredibly health promoting and help increase vitality. Per gram, herbs often contain more free radical-neutralizing vitamins and antioxidants than any fruit or vegetable.

Try these herbs in a NutriBlast today to start living a healthier life and see just how amazingly they boost the flavor. Test them out and start growing them so you always have a fresh supply

Basil

A recognizable summertime flavor! It contains rosmarinic acid which has antioxidant properties. These properties are responsible for injury treatment and prevention, recovery form exercise, relief of joint soreness and are cardio-protective. I recommend adding to any and all NutriBlasts that contain spinach since the flavor is subtle and the color in similar!

Cilantro

Just as recognizable as Basil, cilantro offers a Latin flavor that leaves you dreaming on the Malta coast. Adding cilantro to black bean salsa, taco salad or fajitas is the best way to enjoy it. And it will leave you with happy blood vessels! Cilantro has been shown to be a powerful antioxidants assisting in cholesterol build up and vessel inflammation.

Oregano

Oregano has been touted as the herb with the highest antioxidant levels. It has been shown to have a powerful impact on reducing cholesterol (especially “bad” Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol). It can be added to sauces such as tomato sauce or mushroom sauce. It can also be added to salad dressings or used as a toping on homemade pizza!

Parsley

Parsley contains anticancer agents called phenolic compounds. They aid is inhibiting cancer cell growth. Try adding parsley to any NutriBullet salad recipe and enjoy its flavor and health benefits!

Mint

A refreshing flavor can be added to frozen raspberry blasts! We have seen recent research show that mint assists with memory, cognition and reduction is Alzheimer’s risk.

Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Triathlon Coach


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