HERB HIGHLIGHT: CILANTRO
We spend more time focusing on our macronutrients (grams of protein, fat, and carbohydrate) because they directly affect our weight and are easier to track. The "smaller" micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) usually do not get as much attention but actually have a very large impact on our health. Herbs and spices are rich in micronutrients including: vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. Yes they might be smaller but they actually bring a lot more to the table than just flavor!
Did you know?
Cilantro is not only known for its unique flavor in popular mexican dishes but is also noted for its ability to detoxify the body and provide us with vitamins A, C, and K and a high amount of minerals such as calcium and potassium.
According to the ANDI guide (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) which rates food based on nutrient content, cilantro ranks #2 on the list!