Over the last month or so I have been trying out a new health experiment. I’ve heard a lot of good things about certain herbs and spices. I’ve heard that they are great for your health because they have a lot of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. These vitamins and nutrients don’t often make it into your body on a regular basis. I decided it was time to take my health to a new level and try out this herb and spice thing.
I ended up getting a pretty long list of some of the best herbs and spices that are recommended for daily consumption. My strategy has been to throw them onto whatever meal I’m eating throughout the day. I know this isn’t something that many people want to do, because it does change the flavor of the meal, but so far it has been working okay for me. I just tell myself that not everything in life, that is good for you, is going to be necessarily easy.
Here is what I ended up buying:
As of today, I regularly use the ground cinnamon in my coffee. This is a good way to get it into my diet easily. When I make my usual lunch sandwich I put parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil and turmeric in it. This might sound crazy but the sandwich actually doesn’t taste bad at all. It does help knowing that you are doing something good for your body. At dinner, I’ll use basil/ parsley sprinkled over my food because they are relatively flavorless and they don’t mess too much with the meal’s flavor. When I use the turmeric, I use it lightly because it has a very strong flavor that can (and will) quickly make a meal inedible. I accidentally put too much turmeric on some dinner eggs/ beans and I ended up ruining the meal so bad that I couldn’t finish it. Admittedly, I haven’t used the oregano but I still plan to use it. I just need to see if it works in sandwiches like the rest of the other herbs and spices. When you buy these, it is recommended to purchase them from a container that has a ‘best if used by’ date. This means that they are relatively fresh.
There were also a few others that I wanted to buy but decided to hold off on. I will eventually give them a shot. Here they are if you are interested in knowing.
-Garlic (this one is pretty common to have at home already)
As of now the herbs and spices experiment is going pretty well. I still forget to use them every now and again but eventually it will become a habit like everything else. Health is important, so if this is even remotely interesting to you, I encourage you to give it a shot yourself.