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 herbs, but the fragrant needle-leaved herb is also showing early promise as a cancer killer.
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. So work it into your diet on a regular basis.
4 Ways to Get More Rosemary into Your Life:
Stick a fresh sprig in your lemonade, or steep it in hot tea.
Add chopped rosemary to your tossed salads.
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).
Grow it on your kitchen windowsill and use it daily. Science research is finding it gives the brain a boost and even makes meats safer!