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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Cooking meats with rosemary has been found to reduce the formation of carcinogenc compounds.Rosemary

Who doesn’t love a good grilled steak? But exposing meat (red or white) to the hot flames of a grill leads to the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs), carcinogenic compounds created when meats are barbecued or grilled. Add rosemary, though, and that doesn’t happen, according to researchers from the University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, and Kansas State University, who found that cooking meats with rosemary could lower the levels of HCAs by 60 to 80 percent.

Rosemary: Grow Your Own

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