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Sage Advice

Sage Advice

Eating healthy continues to get increasingly more difficult as manufacturers find sneakier ways to poison our food supply. Whether it’s by adding unnecessary chemicals or too much sodium, finding a way to get your nutrition is hard. While we can’t always avoid all the chemicals we take in, we can cut back on our sodium intake and enjoy a healthier life overall. The more you cook your own food, the better off you’ll be, so finding delicious ways to season your food is absolutely critical. While there are a lot of spices with big flavor, there are few that are smarter choices than sage.

Sage’s flavor is a bit peppery/bitter, and goes best with savory dishes. Chicken, or meats in general, are high on the list of great food pairings for sage.  If you’re looking for a salt-free, bold seasoning, check out the Poultry Herby and Spice Blendfrom Henry Blake Spice Company(you can click on the name of the seasoning directly).  Sage is the second ingredient, so you know you’re getting a good amount in each bottle.

So what can sage do for you? The human counterpart to the herb sage is a wise, older person, and the name does shed some insight into one of the herbs best health benefits: it increases cognitive function. Not only can this wise herb give your memory abilities a boost, but it also helps you focus. Further, studies have shown that it helps ward of Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone benefits from a better memory, so that alone is a good enough reason to consume more of this herb.

But, of course, there’s more this herb great herb has to offer. It also helps reduce inflammation. If you previously had a high sodium diet, sage is the perfect counter, as too much sodium increases chronic inflammation. Check out this articlethat lays out some of the dangers of chronic inflammation (harmful effects are 3 or 4 paragraphs down). Because it helps keep inflammation down, it helps ward off some digestive issues as well.

Like most things that are good for you, sage also comes full of antioxidants that can help your body fight off infection and disease. Antioxidants are good at getting rid of free radicals, which lead to an assortment of ailments. It has also been known to help patients with diabetes, as it can aid in the effect insulin has on the body. For the elderly or people with low activity levels, sage can also help strengthen bones due to the good levels of vitamin K it has.

Sage almost sounds like a super food, and it’s likely you aren’t getting enough of it in your diet. Finding a salt-free, good-quality seasoning that not only includes sage, but includes a good amount of it can be hard, but you’re in luck if you go with Henry Blake Spice Company. Since sage works best with meats, the herb is currently only found in their poultry seasoning, but check out their other seasonings to meet all your culinary needs. You can visit Henry Blake Spice Companyby clicking here.

So until next time, keep away from too much sodium and don’t be afraid to spice up your life with a good seasoning. It may boost the flavor of your dish, but it may also increase your body’s overall brain function, ability to fight off infection, and general wellbeing. If you want to learn more about sage, click hereto see an article that goes into more depth about the nutrition it has. Consider it sage advice.