Do you use a “herbal mop?” No, you can’t clean house with this mop, but you can clean your blood.
Certain foods and herbs, called “astringent,” used together in cooking, are known to “mop up” free radicals that can lead to disease.
Along with fighting disease, they can rev up the flavors in our meals. So why not include an herbal mop in your cooking? The world’s healthiest herbs are probably in your kitchen right now.
Most mops are usually first made as a dry mixture, and then mixed with vinegar, oil, lemon juice, and water to make a “mop” which is applied to meats. Others are used with vegetables. Marinades and sauces are also used as mops.
While it’s impossible to list all the healthiest herbs, there are a few standouts.
You’ll find these herbs are used extensively in world cuisine.
Used in a mop, or with meat in general, rosemary reduces carcinogens in meat.
The research has been done and it’s a proven fact. Garlic has so many benefits; it is a probiotic, helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and so much more.
Thyme, oregano, parsley, mustard, sage, dill, and bay leaf all have antibiotic properties, as do so many other herbs.
Include an herbal mop not just in your holiday cooking, but year-round. Find your personal favorite mop recipe. You’ll be “mopping” to prevent disease and keep your body healthy while enjoying some interesting herbal flavors at the same time.
By Cheryl Balster