Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Herb that Protects Your Brain

(Source: Shape Magazine Singapore, July 2008 edition)

Cooking with rosemary can put you in a healthy state of mind for years to come. The fragrant herb contains carnosic acid, a compound that signals the brain to defend itself against free radicals (harmful by-products of metabolism that can cause stroke and Alzheimer's disease), finds a study in the Journal of Neurochemistry. Keep your head strong by tossing freshly chopped or dried rosemary over salads or using it in meat, fish, and veggie dishes.

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