Monday, March 17, 2008

A Sprinkle of Cancer Fighting Spice - Nice!

Real Age Tip of the Day

Whether you steep it, saute it, or soak it, oh-so-savory rosemary can elevate both your culinary skills and your health.

Why? Because not only is it one of the trendiest cooking spices, but the fragrant needle-leaved herb is also showing early promise as a cancer killer.

Antioxidant Action
Human studies are needed to confirm the effects, but in cell studies, rosemary extract has given both breast cancer and leukemia cells a real fight. That's good news about an herb we already know is chock-full of antioxidants -- those free-radical killers that help protect you from cell-level damage.

4 Ways to Get More Rosemary into Your Life

1. Stick a fresh sprig in your lemonade, or steep it in hot tea.

2. Add chopped rosemary to your tossed salads
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3. Use fresh or dried rosemary in marinades for meats or vegetables (olive oil, fresh or dried rosemary, and soy sauce make a nice, simple one).

4. Try this delicious rosemary-infused recipe from EatingWell.com: Garlic-Rosemary Mushrooms.

3 comments:

Connie said...

I see a rosemary plant in my herb garden this spring! Can't quite imagine it in lemonade, but, hey, why not?

Nap Warden said...

Oh, in tea...I'm going to try that!

Don Mills Diva said...

Who knew? I'm gonna throw some in my salad tonight - thanks!