Boost flavour and your health by adding fresh herbs to food. Here's how rosemary, parsley, peppermint, oregano and thyme benefit your health

By Margaret Nearing

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Boost brainpower with rosemary

Here’s a great reason to keep a pot of fragrant rosemary in your kitchen: Recently, scientists at the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre in the U.K. reported that having higher blood levels of one of this herb’s main chemical compounds—absorbed from its aroma—was linked to the speed and accuracy of study participants’ cognitive performance. The higher the level of the compound in the blood, the better the outcome.

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