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Food & NutritionNutrition

8 Reasons to Grow Basil This Summer

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Rich in nutrients


Multiple varieties


Protects your cells and chromosomes


Many uses in cooking


Anti-inflammatory properties


Stops free radicals from harming your body


Protects you from mosquitoes


Protects against irregular heart rhythms


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Dorian Martin

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Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter at @dorianmartin, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.