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If you're anything like us, you're constantly on the lookout for easy ways to up your cooking game in a healthy way. Now, most savvy home chefs know that going all in with fresh herbs helps to maximize flavor without adding excess fat. But, it gets better. Turns out, some of our favorite herbs are bona-fide power foods in their own right, contributing significant health benefits to whatever dishes they're used in.
Everyday Health has rounded up the most surprising rock-star herbs and the health boosts they offer — and, most of them happen to be perfectly suited for your favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Rosemary, for example, has properties that can improve memory, as well as contribute to better cardiovascular health. Ginger has worked miracles for indigestion. In addition to being chock-full of B vitamins, thyme contains essential oils rich in antioxidants, which have been shown to promote brain health. And, bay leaves contain compounds that can ease sinus pain. Who knew? Click through to Everyday Health for the full list. (Everyday Health)