Herbs are an inexpensive and easy to use assist for those looking to lose weight or just eat healthier. No, there's nothing fat-melting or magical about them. They simply help one easily reduce fat and calorie intake by assuring food tastes great without heavy sauce or dressing. When sauces or dressing are still desired, they can be created by adding herbs to healthy choices such as olive oil, gourmet vinegar or Greek yogurt - which each have their own additional health and weight loss benefits.
Fresh herbs should be used shortly after harvest for their best flavor and nutrition, but dried herbs hold an abundance of concentrated flavor and nutrients for several months when kept in airtight containers. Stock your pantry, windowsill or garden with these most common and flavorful herbs to perk up a wide range of dishes: