Eat healthier: Add Spinach and Rosemary to your diet

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Eating healthy, on the other hand, is not a one time thing. It is a continual struggle to create a strong habit. But once the habit is created, the results are numerous. Better heart health, more energy and a healthy weight are all benefits of eating well. Eating right can not be conquered in a day, but can be fused into habit step by step.

Incorporating a new healthy food into your diet every so often is the first step. Dr. Oz’s 40 Best Super Foods are a great way to start. Not only are they great for you, they can easily be added into any diet.

#5. Spinach. This vegetable made popular by Popeye may not increase your bicep size instantly, it will help with long term muscle growth. Spinach is jam packed with nutrients like vitamin K and A, iron and potassium.

Spinach also has those super nutrients like antioxidants called flavanoids. More than 13 different flavanoids can be found in spinach that are proven to fight cancer. Just one of the many great effects of having so many nutrients? Spinach is a natural disease fighter, keeping you healthier by pumping up your immune system along with your muscles.

Quick way to add spinach to your diet? Add it to a smoothie. I know, a spinach smoothie sounds a bit weird. And some blend up spinach with some alfalfa for a super nutritious drink. But if you toss in spinach in a fruit smoothie, the only hint of spinach will be the green color of the smoothie.

Another super food is rosemary. Not only is this deliciously fragrant herb full of great flavor, it is good for you too. Full of antioxidants, rosemary is linked to improving memory and preventing cancerous growth.

Rosemary has a calming effect. That is why it is commonly used is soaps and other cosmetic products. Rosemary is also a natural preservative, as it is used to keep meats from going bad.

Once you add rosemary to your diet and get used to the flavor, you won’t be able to go back. Used as a rub, the herb can spice up your meat of choice. Give Italian dishes an extra kick in your red sauce and pizza. But my personal favorite is to top foccaccia bread with some fresh rosemary.

Rosemary is easy to grow in a garden or a small pot. This makes it easy to add to any meal. While I swear by fresh rosemary, dried rosemary still adds flavor to any dish.