The Best Summer Spices & Herbs to Flavor Your Food

Just as fruits and vegetables have seasons, spices and herbs do, too! While adding extra flavor to your favorite summer food, many of these spices also help jumpstart your metabolism or fight inflammation. These are the best herbs and spices to use fresh in the summer to flavor everything from you meats to your fruits, veggies, drinks and desserts.


Mint is one of the ultimate summer herbs because of its cooling and cleansing flavor. But mint has also been found to help ease tons of common health problems, such as IBS, hiccups and cramps.

This versatile herb is easy to add to any summer meal, such as drinks, fruits meats, veggies, jellies and desserts.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.