Parsley

Fresh Parsley BundleWhen you think of parsley what is the first thing that come to mind?  My guess is you are thinking it looks nice on your dinner plate right next to that big piece of meat you are about to consume. And while parsley is a fantastic looking garnish for you dinner plate, parsley is a powerful herb with great health benefits.  (and there is probably a reason your plate is being garnished with parsley too).
 

Key Benefits 

 
Nutrient Rich – Did you know the parsley contains a ton of vitamins like A, B, C & K, along with minerals potassium and iron?
 
Natural Diuretic – Parsley can help you shed the few extra water pounds.  It helps eliminate excess water weight to help reduce bloating.  
 
Help with Bad Breath – Parsley contains antibacterial properties that help inhibit the development of bacteria contain in your mouth that gives you bad breath.  And perhaps is why its used as a garnish on your dinner plate.  Furthermore it can help with your body order.  
 
Anti-Cancer Properties – Parsley contains a flavonoid called myricetin.  And not to get to technically or science here.  But the higher the myricetin the more aggressive it becomes in fighting skin cancer.   Parsley is also high in chlorophyll (why it is so green).  Finally parsley contains apigenin.  Apigenin has been link to reducing the size of tumors in breast cancer from a study known by the University of Missouri.  
 
Booster Shot for the Immune System – as I mentioned earlier parsley is high in Vitamin C and K.  We all known from every orange juice commercial ever created that Vitamin C is good for the immune system.  While Vitamin K help promote good bone health.  Parsley being jam packed with vitamins and minerals, by incorporating it into your diet you are going to be sick less often. 
 
Gut Health – While parsley is high on apigenin and myristicin flavonoids, these boost the enzymes in your liver that help flush the junk out.  
 
Anti-Inflammation – By containing the oil eugenol, studies have shown eugenol to have strong properties in fighting inflammation.  Eugenol has also been link to having anti-arthritic properties so it can suppress the swelling in the joints.  
 

Conclusion 

 
After reading about all those key benefits on parsley, parsley has to be a super herb in your mind now.   Parsley is an easy addition to add to your meals and to cook with.  It has a very mild taste (and helps with your bad breath) so it can be easy to incorporate into your meal on a daily basis.  
 
What are your thoughts on parsley?  Do you have any great recipes that use parsley, if so please share.  Have any questions for me?  Please send me a message or start a discussion below.  Someone like you is think the same thing, however they are waiting on YOU to start the discussion.  
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