By Sarah Jio
Home is where your heart is, but it can also be where your health is. With these nine little changes you can transform your house into a healthier place for yourself and the people you love.
1. Grow Herbs in Your Kitchen
You may have a well-stocked spice cabinet, but how often do you cook with fresh herbs? They're a potent source of disease-fighting antioxidants that you may not be getting enough of. Fresh oregano, for instance, contains 42 times the antioxidant capacity of apples, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Instead of spending a lot of money on store-bought herbs, grow your own on a sunny kitchen windowsill. "You'll have fresh herbs available for your healthful cuisine at all times, helping to tastily increase your antioxidant intake," says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of Big Green Cookbook. "Plus, by using fresh herbs, you can reduce your salt intake without reducing enjoyment."
2. Upgrade Your Lightbulbs
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