Herbs and spices – Basil

Basil may not be on your health radar because of its classification as an herb and use as an ancillary ingredient, but it’s time to start upping your intake of it. That’s because it is loaded with benefits like shoring up your DNA, calming inflammation, and boosting your cardiovascular health.

It’s odd to think that something as inconspicuous as basil can help protect your body at the cellular level, but that’s what it does.

As if that wasn’t enough, basil acts as an antibacterial agent in the body, removing harmful bacteria, but allowing helpful bacteria to thrive.