Herbs are medicine
Herbs will jazz up just about any dish with flavour and colour but they’re are also incredibly good for you. Each one provides different benefits for your body, but lets take a closer look at Bob’s namesake, basil and parsley.
Basil is such a gorgeous aromatic herb and hailed as a medicine because of its strong anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s rich in vitamin A, K, C, magnesium, iron, potassium and calcium. The next time you’re enjoying the flavour and aroma of basil in your pesto or salads, remember that it’s also working for the good of your body and taking care of your cardiovascular health.
Parsley is really versatile. As well as being a wonderfully nutritious and healing herb, it’s full of vitamin C, which supports your immune system and vitamin A, which actually has been termed the ‘anti-infective’ vitamin. It’s great for cardiovascular and cancer prevention in our bodies due to the folic acid content as well as a plethora of other goodies for your body. All I can say is enjoy these and many other herbs in your food everyday!