Weight Loss

Alyssa Milano Adds This Fresh Ingredient To Everything

Alyssa’s herb garden blessed her this summer.

Weight Loss

Alyssa Milano Adds This Fresh Ingredient To Everything

Alyssa’s herb garden blessed her this summer.

Fortunately for her, Alyssa Milano’s homegrown mint plants went into overdrive and sprouted a surplus. “My mint is out of control right now, so I basically put it in everything,” the Charmed actress told People. “It doesn’t matter what it is, it’s getting mint in it.” YUM. The 44-year-old star, who also follows a low-carb lifestyle to help her keep slim, sprinkles the summer herb into cool club soda and onto a refreshing watermelon, feta, and cucumber salad.”[It’s] super easy to make and super delicious”—and not to mention healthful—she shared.

In fact, the fragrant leaves can calm a slew of ailments such as indigestion and gas, seasonal allergies, certain skin rashes, and can even help you lose weight. According to a study conducted by Wheeling Jesuit University, people who took a whiff of peppermint scent every two hours reported a decreased appetite compared to non-sniffers and also consumed 2,800 less calories in a week—that’s just 700 calories shy of a pound!

To reap the benefits of this candy cane-inspiring herb, pick a few leaves, wash ‘em off, and then try out these 4 Delicious Ways To Use Leftover Mint Leaves.