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Seasoned Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread Topping

Arrange sliced sourdough on a plate (can be either toasted or untoasted)

Sprinkle bread with Dash of:

  • Olive oil
  • Celtic Sea salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Oregano

 Herbs and Spices (Use in Moderation)

Garlic Powder

          Benefits

  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Lowers overall cholesterol levels
  • Improves the immune system
  • Reduces the risk of certain cancers
  • Aids in digestion

            Side Effects (if too much is consumed)

  • Bleeding disorders (if too much is used can worsen bleeding problems)
  • Bad breath (garlic has a powerful smell)
  • Gastric issues like bloating and cramping (if you eat too much)
  • Muscle aches (if you consume too much or if you have a mild allergy)

Onion Powder

          Benefits

  • Lowers cancer risk
  • Reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Helps control diabetes
  • Lowers risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

            Side Effects

  • Increased gas and bloating (if you have IBS – irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Unpleasant body odor (when the sulfur compounds in onion is broken down by the body, it can react with sweat on skin resulting in an unpleasant body odor.

Parsley

          Benefits

  • Rich in vitamin A, C and K
  • Contains powerful antioxidants (flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamin C)
  • Supports bone health
  • Contains cancer fighting substances
  • Contains nutrients that help protect eyes (Lutein, beta carotene, and zeaxanthin)
  • May improve heart health
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Aids with bad breath

            Side Effects  

  • Water retention (if large amounts are consumed)
  • Parsley leaves are not safe if breastfeeding
  • Can make skin sensitive to the sun

Oregano

          Benefits (Scientists need to do more research to confirm)

  • May help digestion
  • May help fight some viruses and bacteria
  • My help relieves inflammation
  • May help fight cancer

            Side Effects

  • Oregano may affect the body’s ability to absorb copper, iron, and zinc
  • May also lower blood sugar

Basil

          Benefits (Scientists need to do more research to confirm)

  • Contains antioxidants
  • Helps protect against certain cancers
  • May help lower cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation
  • May protect against infections (has antibacterial properties)

            Side Effects

  • May cause bloating

Information sources: organic facts.net, webmd.com, healthline.com, lybrate.com, medicalnewstoday.com, emedicinehealth.com

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