15 Herbs and Spices You Should Be Eating

We could all do to eat a little better. We all eat our fair share of pizza, bacon, fries, and ice cream; in fact, most of the American staples we think of, things we eat several times a week, are downright terrible for us! Just look at the major health problems in America: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. These are things that are largely controlled by our diet, but unfortunately we don’t take the steps to fix our diet until it’s too late.

Luckily, there are small things you can do to clean up your diet, one step at a time. You don’t have to up-end your entire lifestyle with no warning. For example, try incorporating some herbs and spices into the meals you cook. Not only do these things help take your meals from “Meh,” to “Wow!” They also help your health in dramatic ways. Herbs and spices are made up of the leaves, roots, stems, and other parts of typically small plants you’d normally pass over without a second thought, but the health benefits are insane.

Continuing to use a variety of different spices in your daily life will have massive effects on your health in the long run, so check out this list to figure out where to get started.