9 Ingredients That Make Any Meal Healthier

Boost vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants with a snip or two of fresh herbs.

By Emily Main

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Lemon grass is said to relieve fever, muscle cramps, upset stomachs, and headache.Lemongrass

This aromatic, citrusy grass is probably best known for its prevalence in Southeast Asian cuisine. And exotic lemongrass—which derives its flavor and scent from the same compound found in lemon zest—is not only a great addition to recipes, but also is prized in natural medicine for its ability to relieve fever, muscle cramps, upset stomachs, and headaches. It’s loaded with antioxidants, as well, which help protect against oxidative stress, one of the leading causes of heart disease and cancer. Studies have also found that lemongrass contains antimicrobial properties that fight E. coli.

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