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Sage: helps sharpen memory

For years, sage has been used for its stellar health benefits. In fact, sage was one of the ingredients in Four Thieves Vinegar, a mixture of vinegar and herbs once thought to prevent the plague. (If you rubbed it on your hands, ears and temples, it was supposed to naturally repel fleas, which spread the disease.)

Packed with antioxidants, sage has been shown to improve memory and prevent inflammation. Plus, research shows it may help reduce cholesterol levels. In one small study, six healthy women drank about 2½ cups of sage tea daily for two weeks. At the end of the study, women lowered their total cholesterol by 16 percent. They also reduced their bad cholesterol and slightly increased their good cholesterol.

Embrace the sweet, yet savory flavor of sage in this delicious pasta dish.