Think It’s Just For Looks?
Okay, I admit it. I was past thirty before it ever occurred to me to do more than push that green decoration around on my plate. Even my studies in nutrition never mentioned the fact that parsley was actually “major good” for the body and not just an ornament to make food look pretty on the plate.
I recently posted an article about using parsley to cleanse the kidneys. While I can’t tell you why it works, I can tell you first hand that ever since I began drinking water that contains cucumber, lemon, and parsley, I have completely rid myself of that unwanted swelling that seems to bother so many of us.
Today, I want to take an even closer look at the green herb (used by most as nothing more than a decoration) that joins the list of other power hitters to include ginger, oregano, cinnamon, turmeric (curcumin), sage, and hot peppers.
First of all, parsley is high in beta carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A and uses for protein assimilation. This is extremely important for a healthy immune system.
Vitamin K can also be found in parsley. Getting enough vitamin K is extremely important in preventing bone fractures.
Chlorophyll contains anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties, which inhibit the growth of both of these in the body. Eating parsley can help the immune system fight mucus, congestion, sinusitis, etc.
Fluorine is also found in parsley. According to nutritionists, it is the combination of fluorine and calcium that gives us the hard bones and teeth that we need. The argument is great over the difference in the natural fluorine and the chemical fluoride. Obviously, I avoid the chemical as much as I possibly can.
And I’m going to leave you with only this very partial list of reasons to give the green stuff a try, at the very least in your green smoothies. I hope you will also spend an hour researching other reasons to add parsley to your weekly diet.