Sure, it’s great when you can cut more salt, fat, and sugar out of your diet. But eating bland food every day is a great way to make you swear off healthy meals forever. Good news: Herbs and spices can punch up the flavor of any dish or drink, keep non-essential nutrients to a minimum, and potentially stack some health benefits on your plate. Promising studies continue to emerge showing how herbs and spices may function as well as or even better than some traditional medications. While it’s too early to say that herbs and spices bring about miracle cures, think of these five plants as a tasty trick to add to your healthy-eating toolbox.