Give the Gift of Health with Herbs

What dominates the list of New Year’s resolutions every year? Health-related goals. Lose weight. Eat better. Be healthier and spend more time with family and friends. A Nielsen survey found that many people are interested in making better food choices to improve their overall health, and you can help.

organic herbs, early morning harvest, holiday gifts, gift of healthInstead of shopping for the latest electronic gadgets, gear, or clothes for the people on your list, consider giving the gift of health with herbs.

Eating Habits Linked to Poor Health

It’s no secret that 69 percent of all adults are overweight or obese in the United States. And heart disease is the leading cause of death. Translation: Most people could benefit from losing a little weight, and taking better care of their health. You don’t have to point this out at a holiday party or family gathering (actually, you shouldn’t), but you can encourage those you care about to be healthier.

Antioxidants in Herbs Improve Heart Health

Our selection of fresh, organic herbs, can be an excellent stand-alone gift or be part of a wellness package you put together for someone on your list. At Early Morning Harvest, we grow fresh sage, rosemary, and basil, along with Thai varieties, and dried herbs. Herbs add flavor and seasoning to foods, but that’s not the only benefit.

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrition Today, researchers found that herbs can help reduce the risk for heart disease. How? They’re loaded with antioxidants that help prevent plaque build-up in the arteries that can lead to a heart attack. Studies also show that antioxidants found in herbs and other food sources can help reduce cholesterol and lower triglycerides, both important for heart health.

Health and Wellness Gift Ideas

If you want to eat healthier make fresh herbs part of your holiday meals, and everyday diet. If you know someone who wants to change the way they eat, consider giving them a gift of health with herbs, along with things like healthy recipes, spices, or a cookbook with advice tailored to their specific dietary needs.

Give the gift of herbs, and celebrate another year of health and happiness with those you care about. To place an order, give us a call at 641-757-2620, email info@earlymorningharvest.com, or click here, to contact us. Or stop by our store in Panora at 2425 Willow Ave., between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. But don’t wait until the last minute. We’ll be closed Dec. 24-27 and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1.