Jalapeno-Lime Cod over Mint Cabbage Slaw

a meal that helps aid the digestive process...

This meal contains herbs that help aid the digestive process. Carminatives like ginger and peppermint help to improve digestion, ease gas and bloating, and relieve cramping. While the lime (citrus peel) is a bitter herb that encourages the digestive process by activating saliva, stomach acid, bile, and enzyme production and excretion, and functions like peristalsis, a wavelike motion that moves food through the digestive tract (1).

Here are a few more benefits of these plants:

Ginger is a spice packed with nutrients and bioactive compounds shown to benefit the human body. For example, ginger (Zingiber officinale) contains phenolic substances known as gingerols, and 6-Gingerol is the major component of ginger that exhibits anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities in the body (2).

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is an aromatic herb found to ease headache pain, suppress nausea, relieve coughs, and clear the sinuses (1). Peppermint has also been found to be a natural antioxidant and antibacterial able to kill several types of bacteria that lead to illness, including E. coli