Herbs, home-grown fruits, and the offshoots of plants can serve different purposes. You can use them dried or fresh to prepare whatever mixture helps maintain health. Asides from the herbs and the fruits, other sides of plants are regarded as spices and can be used to promote good health.

There is just so much to learn about homegrown healthy food, you may be forgiven for not knowing where to start. That is where we come in. This site has been specifically created to cover all healthy things naturally grown. You will find articles on healthy food to eat, how to create your own food and just some of the many uses for your gardening labour.

We are not just all about the ‘big stuff’ either, we often write about the little but tasty parts of one’s garden. Things like Herbs, Spices, and Fruits are justso versatile; they are even some of the best when things you need colour or flavouring in your home prepared drink or food. They also possess the properties that help maintain our health.


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If adding herbs or spices to your mixture, be sure to do so at the very end because herbs and spices have a delicate flavour. When you are adding ingredients to your dish, you should taste it regularly to ensure you have added enough. It’s not necessary to use too many herbs as too many herbs will be too powerful and overshadow the taste of your food if you’re putting it in food. More information on harvestnaturalhealth.co.nz

How herbs and fresh fruit can be good for the health

Consuming herbs and certain fruits can help manage or prevent different forms of sicknesses and diseases. In addition to its different qualities, it may have anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce blood clots. There is more research to be done, but according to studies certain herbs and fruits can be good for the health. They include;

  • Fenugreek, Garlic, Lemongrass, and Linseed may reduce cholesterol
  • Garlic can be helpful for people who have a mildly high blood pressure
  • Fenugreek just as Linseed, Flaxseed, and Cinnamon can also control insulin and blood sugar levels
  • Garlic, onions, chives, leeks, basil, oregano, mint, and sage possess cancer-fighting properties

The antioxidants in cloves, cinnamon, sage, oregano, and thyme help reduce tenuity lipoproteins also known as bad cholesterol

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of inflammation, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease

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Fruits like citrus and berries can help prevent disease in a powerful way

It has been found that fresh herbs possess high antioxidant levels than dried or processed herbs, so if you want to use herbs; to maximize health-promoting effects, add them when you’re almost done preparing your food or drink mixture or as you’re about to serve to preserve their antioxidant properties.

Herbs and spices can be used in virtually any recipe; only your imagination will limit you when it comes to its use. Moreover, herbs don’t have to be added to food all the time. You can also enhance the smell, flavour, and appeal of your drinks and food by adding herbs once they have been served