FIND OUT WHY YOU SHOULD BE ADDING PARSLEY TO YOUR GROCERY LIST
Hi lovely readers it your girl JA Nursing here, with winter reaming it's ugly head, I will continue to look for alternatives solutions. Be aware that the information that I provide does not replace medical advice. The knowledge that I am giving you is at best, an empowerment tool. My goal is help you advocate for your self with your health care provider. Our services provide you with the convenient health coaching approach, which will enable use to feel empowered for the rest of your life.
During the fall and winter chronic illness sufferers have a harder time with maintaining a healthy life style. It's a fact that individuals sometimes become less active when it is gloomy and cool outside. Which can lead to increased arthritis flare ups, or difficulties keeping diabetes under control due to most people going back into old habits with those delicious comfort foods that tend to keep you warm in the winter.
I went on another search. Parsley is one of those herbs that I would say hold the same merit like thyme in a West Indian household minus the health benefits. Most of my Italian clients swear by parsley and it's benefits so let me share with you what I found. The health benefits of parsley include controlling cancer, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, along with helping prevent osteoporosis. Furthermore, it acts as a pain reliever with anti-inflammatory properties. Parsley also provides relief from gastrointestinal issues such as indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating, and nausea, while helping to strengthen the immune system. Parsley is the same like cilantro, used for garnishing and seasoning soups, stew and sauces. Nutritional Value Of Parsley Fresh Parsley is a nutritional powerhouse with vitamins A, B, C and K and the minerals iron and potassium.
Beyond water weight, parsley aids in balancing blood sugar, helping with long-term weight balance. It also plays a key role in preventing the degenerative effects of diabetes on the liver.
Here are five more reasons to include parsley in every meal:
1. Reduce your cancer risk
Eating parsley can reduce the risk of cancers such as breast, digestive tract, skin and prostate. Parsley contains high levels of a flavonoid called apigenin. Not only does apigenin possesses remarkable anti-cancer properties, it’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. apigenin is emerging as the toughest cancer fighter in the produce aisle. In addition to parsley, celery and artichokes, you'll find it in apples, cherries, grapes, chamomile tea and wine, and in herbs such as tarragon, cilantro, licorice, spearmint, basil and oregano.
2. Improve your immune function
Parsley may help to modulate the immune system. Parsley essential oil has been shown to suppress an over-stimulated immune response making it a key player in the fight against allergies, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders.
3. Beat inflammation
Parsley helps to reduce the pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Parsley contains a volatile oil called eugenol that has been shown in studies to have strong anti-inflammatory as well as anti-arthritic properties and can significantly suppress swelling in the joint.Parsley Parsley is gluten free, therefore, best herb to reduce the symptoms of allergies. Parsley has antibacterial and antifungal properties work as a cleaning agent and cure skin infection, acne, dark circles, and blemishes. Yeah!
4. Fight disease
Parsley offers protection from a wide variety of diseases – from atherosclerosis, diabetes and colon cancer to asthma! Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a key nutrient in the processes that neutralizes the free radicals that play a key role in the development of these diseases. Parsley oil is also used as a face pack but always use it diluted otherwise it can burn your skin. Antioxidant in parsley prevents from free radical damage reduces the sign of early aging
5. Protect your blood vessels
Parsley is a good source of one of the most important B vitamins: folic acid. Folic acid helps to reduce homocysteine. Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid in the body but high levels in the blood can damage blood vessels increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.This emerald green herb is popular among starlets who want to drop extra water weight before big events because it helps to reduce water retention and bloating (edema). It’s a natural diuretic, which helps to eliminate excess fluid without depleting the body of potassium.sodium including dietary fiber.