Healthy Herbs: 25 Of The Best For Your Body

There are a number of delicious foods you can eat for the sake of your health -- but still, all too often, we hear complaints that healthful food just doesn't taste good.

Enter herbs and spices. The aromatic flavorings can transform a dish without adding calories or fat (for the most part). But many of the roots and seeds and leaves and flowers pack surprising additional health benefits of their own. From promoting longevity to fighting pain and more, here are 26 of the healthiest herbs and spices of all time, as nominated by HuffPost Wellness Editor, Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald. Read more http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/healthy-herbs-spices-healthiest_n_2089007.html

How spices and herbs could reduce salt and fat

 Britain is on the brink of a health crisis with one in four adults already obese and the figures set to climb to 60 per cent of men and 50 per cent of women by 2050.

Three in every 10 children aged between two and 15 are overweight or obese.

Being overweight raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke.

Obesity and diabetes already costs the UK over £5billion every year which is likely to rise to £50 billion in the next 36 years.  

Why have people become so big?

Processed food contains large amounts of fat and salt, often as a preservative so that food lasts longer.

Because fat and salt is cheap, it is used to mask the lack of flavour in food which has become bland through over-processing.  Read more http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/dietandfitness/11193969/How-spices-and-herbs-could-reduce-salt-and-fat.html