Rosemary is a fragrant, versatile herb related to mint (it is also great for essential oils). For all residents with small distances who want to develop their green thumb, it is very easy to grow indoors, and they can be used for cooking as a dried and fresh herb. Rosemary extract contains polyphenols that have been linked to anti-cancer effects, including health benefits such as improved digestion, stable blood pressure, and preservation of memory. It also contains antibacterial and antioxidant rosmarinic acid.
While grilling and frying items such as steak or pork (compared to other cooking methods such as frying) requires little to no fat, cooking at high temperatures produces compounds called heterocyclic amines which are harmful free radicals that cause cancer explains Hannah El-Amin, RD, a dietician from Chicago, Illinois. Fortunately, marinating meat in a mixture of rosemary before firing prevents 84% of heterocyclic amine formation, according to a Kansas State University study showing olive oil; half a cup of lemon juice; half a clove of garlic, chopped; and a tablespoon of rosemary to make a marinade for chicken or steak. Mix equal parts rosemary, thyme and oregano and rub the mixture directly on the chicken breast as suggested by Limor Baum, R.D., a registered dietitian in New York City.