What would Fresh Mint be without...mint? One of the most popular herbs to ever be cultivated in the world, mint is easily recognized through smell, sight and taste. It has been used for thousands of years for cooking, cosmetic use and health benefits. Here are some of them.

Health Benefits of Mint:

1. Aids Digestion

On the days that you to eat too much (it happens) or have trouble digesting your food, try some mint tea. Mint helps with digestion because it allows bile to flow more smoothly in your system. Menthol, an ingredient mint is known for, helps to sooth stomach spasms. It helps in relaxing the gastrointestinal tract, leading to easier digestion. In addition, the unmistakable aroma triggers the body to produce digestive enzymes while calming the stomach.

2. Packed with Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances which counteract naturally produced free radicals in the body. Mint is packed with them! Antioxidants also help in keeping your skin glowing by protecting from sun damage. They increase eye health, immune system function and help to combat heart problems. Free radicals are produced in higher numbers than antioxidants, so make sure you keep your intake of these precious substances high! Luckily, mint has one of the highest numbers of antioxidants.

3. Fights Cancer

Since you’ve just read about the benefits of mint’s antioxidants, we’re going to point out that this helps with fighting cancer. Anything with a high antioxidant count will help. As a bonus, it has beta carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It contains phytochemicals, such as perillyl alcohol, which combats inflammation (cancer is a pro-inflammatory process) and suppresses tumor growth.

All these health benefits are working up your appetite, aren’t they? Here you go:

Fresh Mint dishes that feature mint:

Appetizers

#2 - Fresh Summer Rolls
#3 - Fresh Autumn Rolls
#4 - Fresh Cucumber Rolls

Salads

#7 - Fresh Mint Salad
#8 - Lotus Salad
#9 - Fresh Island Green Salad

Entrees

#16 - Imperial Roll Noodles (ask for mint on the side)

Refresh-mints (get it?)

Fresh Mint Lemonade
 

* Disclaimer: Please consult your physician or doctor before making any changes to your diet and health. This article is to be used for educational purposes only. *

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