Herbs and spices are for some integral components of the cooking process and for others potentially undervalued components of a strong dietary pattern.
I am ashamed to be admit I fall in the latter category, so if you’ve been sleeping on herbs/spices too just know that you aren’t alone.
Despite of my shortcomings in this area, I often field questions from clients and acquaintances around which herbs/spices offer the most potent health benefits.
Given that they are all uniquely valuable, I’m going to attempt to respond to this question in a thematic way.
Let’s start by identifying the fact that herbs & spices offer up a unique way to flavour foods in the absence or reduced presence of sodium.
Given that high sodium intake is a primary driver of high blood pressure and that most of us consume too much, this is certainly helpful.
To quote a 2013 British Medical