Herbs and spices are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants yet add next to nothing calorically. They can literally transform a dish—both in taste and nutritional content. Here are a few herbs and spices you should get more familiar with.
Extracts from sage leaf have shown promise in increasing long-term memory and cognitive function, and the antioxidants might help protect against neuronal degeneration. Along with parsley and rosemary, components in sage may also promote bone health.
Use it: Fresh is best, and the soft gray-green leaves are most classically paired with pork, apple, chicken and fish as well as tomato-based dishes.