Rosmarinic acid, thought to be a real rock star component of rosemary, is a natural phenolic compound that has adaptogenic properties which support balanced methylation. In other words, rosmarinic acid can aid in healthy cellular regeneration and optimal gene expression. It’s one of the epigenetic adaptogens that we recommend in the Methylation Diet and Lifestyle eBook.
So, if you thought you were stuck with the genes you were born with, think again! Your genetic expression is a product of your genes AND your environment, including dietary factors such as rosemary.
Read more about the wonderment of rosemary here.
|Eating For Your Genes: Rosemary-Lemon Tea|
- 2 Sprigs Fresh organic rosemary
- 1-2 Slices Organic lemon
- 1 Tsp Honey, coconut palm sugar or stevia Optional
- 1 Cup Boiling water
- Remove the rosemary needles from their stem. You can easily do this by gripping the end that they are pointing towards and slowing pulling back along the stem in the opposite direction.
- Crush the rosemary needles in a mortar and pestle
- Place the rosemary, lemon and sweetener in a large mug.
- Cover with boiling water and let steep for 5-10 minutes.