Sure, fresh herbs can elevate any meal from the everyday—but that's not the only reason you should keep a planter on your kitchen counter. Herbs are also health ninjas flush with nutrients. So get growing and plant these three today!
From the Greek word meaning "royal," this fragrant herb packs a king-size punch. It's loaded with magnesium, which promotes cardiovascular health, and rich in beta-carotene, which aids in protecting cells from free-radical damage.
Whether curly or flat, parsley boasts immune-boosting vitamins A and C as well as a flavonoid found to help prevent skin cancer.
Small but mighty, mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any herb. And its antimicrobial properties can help with gut health.