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The Most Nutritious Herbs for Men

Get a big chunk of your essential nutrients from these common herbs and spices.

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Question: What are the most important herbs that I should be consuming (through cooking or supplementation)? —Clark G., Chicago, IL

Answer: When it comes to supplementation, what you see isn’t always what you get, so try to get the bulk of your nutrients from fresh herbs and spices. My favorites:

Antioxidants

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Rosemary
Oregano


Tip: Pair these herbs with salads or Greek yogurt, or place on top of a slice of tomato and fresh mozzarella.

Anti-inflammatory

Turmeric: Add to rice, chicken, fish, and soups for a boost in nutrients.
Cayenne pepper: A great spice to give anything from meat, stews, sauces, or oatmeal a serious kick.
Ginger: Add to smoothies or stir-fry dishes and even press into a glass of water for a refreshing aftertaste.

Leslie Bonci, R.D. is the owner of Active Eating Advice.

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