Daily Feng Shui Tip for August 29: ‘More Herbs, Less Salt Day’

On ‘More Herbs, Less Salt Day’ I want to wax poetic about one particular herb that is considered a ‘super food’ for very good reasons. Cilantro, an herb traditionally used in Mediterranean, Mexican and Spanish cuisines, has many known health benefits. Cilantro (or coriander) is believed to protect against the salmonella bacteria while also acting as an all-natural chelation agent. It’s great for a healthy heart, is known to aid digestion, and it acts as an anti-inflammatory that can alleviate arthritic symptoms. It can also help lower blood sugar, bad cholesterol and blood pressure. Rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber, it’s an excellent source of potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. So the next time you reach for the saltshaker, shred some of this spicy herb instead and pepper your whole life with happiness and health. Now that wasn’t too hard to swallow, was it?

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com