Herbs are plants, and you should always be sure to eat lots of plants. Vegetables (especially leafy greens) are touted for their health benefits. Technically, herbs qualify as leafy greens, so they should definitely be put in the category of “Eat as Many of These as You Can”.
The Health Benefits
Like vegetables, herbs come loaded with antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and improve glucose tolerance. In some cases, they have even shown anticancer properties, so you should definitely load up on the herbs. They’re also full of vitamins and minerals so they meet the qualifications for nutrient-dense foods.
Eat Tasty Food
Last, but not least, herbs make food taste good. That may not seem very important, but you’re much less likely to stick to a diet full of food that’s bland and boring. By playing around with herbs and spices, you’ll make your food more delicious and nutritious.
Mark Sisson gives six examples of herbs with powerful health benefits.