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FOOD FOR TAUT (SKIN): Roses are Red, Violets are Blue; Rosemary is an Herb that is Good for You

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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue; 

Rosemary is an Herb that is Good for You


I first knew Rosemary as a kind of an essential oil which people use either to give their homes a sweet aromatic smell or to make their hair longer and thicker. I thought that Rosemary was only good for those kinds of stuff. It was only four years ago when I found out that Rosemary could also be eaten; in fact, it is used by many restaurants as a major herb to spice up the dishes they serve.

Fortunately, Rosemary does not only make classic dishes more appetizing, but it also provides several benefits which you could find interesting. For one, Rosemary is rich in Vitamin A which is essential for keeping our vision good. It is also known for having antioxidant properties which keeps our skin looking younger and fairer. Vitamin C, which boosts our immunity against bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents, can also be found in Rosemary. Aside from these, it is also a rich source of minerals such as potassium, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and calcium—minerals which are good for keeping our bones strong, and controlling our heart rate and blood pressure.

This herb also contains anti-inflammatory agents that reduce the swelling in our joints, muscles, and in our cardiovascular system. It has analgesic properties, too, which help relieve pain caused by migraines, gout, arthritis, and other conditions. And it treats upset stomachs and indigestion as well.

Perhaps, you might think that Rosemary is not that remarkable since all the aforementioned characteristics can also be found in other plants. But there are two things that make Rosemary noteworthy. First, the aroma of Rosemary is said to clear our minds, relieve stress and anxiety, and improve our mood. This makes it a very good companion after a tiring and stressful day.

Second, Rosemary has Carnosic Acid which fights off and reduces damage caused by free radicals in our brain. It is also a cognitive stimulant which is said to enhance our memory, improve our focus and attention, boost our intelligence, and most importantly, prevent cognitive disorders such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Now wouldn’t it be nice to add such an incredible plant like Rosemary to your home garden? Better yet, add it to your diet and start living a healthy life. You can start off with this mouth-watering Lemon Rosemary Salmon recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 salmon fillets, bones and skin removed
  • coarse salt to taste
  • 1 table spoon olive oil, or as needed

Procedure:

  • 1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • 2.Arrange half the lemon slices in a single layer in a baking dish. Layer with 2 sprigs rosemary, and top with salmon fillets. Sprinkle salmon with salt, layer with remaining rosemary sprigs, and top with remaining lemon slices. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • 3.Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

SOURCES:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/rosemary.html

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/rosemary-herb.html

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/80388/lemon-rosemary-salmon/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringId=1072&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&clickId=cardslot%2023


 

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