Bonuses of Basil

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A balanced diet is essential for your overall health.  While many of us struggle to know exactly what that means; just remember every step you take away from fried foods, heavily processed foods and foods heavy in fats is a step in the right direction.  Many healthy food options pack a big punch and are already be found in many of your favorite recipes.

Basil is one food that offers many health benefits and doesn’t make you feel like your on a diet because it is extremely flavorful!

Basil is:
  • a blemish eraser
  • provides anti anxiety relief
  • a great source of iron
  • an antibacterial & anti-inflammatory. 

 

Basil is rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium.

Containing just 22 calories per 100 grams, basil is nutrient-heavy and calorie-light. Basil helps balance acid within the body and restore the body’s proper pH level improving digestion and immunity by helping healthy bacteria flourish within the gut, while  decreasing harmful bacteria that can cause disease.

OneGreenPlanet.com gives some great flavors to pair with basil and some fantastic recipes so you can start enjoying basil bonuses with your very next meal.  
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