Parsley is not a piece of plastic used to trick you to eat it. Parsley is not solely on your plate used as decoration.
Here’s the naked truth about Parsley - It’s healthier than Kale! Yup I said it… Healthier than Kale!! it is one of the unsung superfoods that everyone pushes to the side during dinner, like the unwanted guest. When you should try to get as close to it, the same way that you would try to get close to an investor sitting at the table. So look at Parsley like the investor, trying to invest in your health.
This herb warrants greater inclusion in our diet and natural medicine cabinet. Not only is parsley packed with nutrients, it helps prevent diabetes, prevent and treat kidney stones and is a proven all-natural anti-cancer remedy. It's definitely time to rethink this humble and overlooked herb.
How to flavor and cook with Parsley:
Parsley leaves and stems can be chopped and added to soups, stews, salads, pasta dishes, fresh juices and flavored with any of Cook By Color flavors. Try making the Middle Eastern favorite “modified” tabbouleh — a combination of couscous, parsley, chopped tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, avocado oil. You can substitute quinoa for a gluten-free, whole grain option. Parsley is also an excellent addition to most tomato sauces and chopped salads.
- Nutrition Boost: Parsley is high in many nutrients, including: vitamins A and C, as well as the minerals iron and sulfur, making the dietary addition of this versatile herb a simple and delicious way to boost the nutrition content of almost any meal or fresh juice. packed with nutrients that even that one sprig can go a long way toward meeting your daily requirement for vitamin K. Moreover, research suggests the summer-y aroma and flavor of chopped parsley may help control your appetite.
- Anti-Cancer Powerhouse: A new study in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that parsley has potent anti-cancer properties and works against cancer in four different ways: it acts as an antioxidant that destroys free radicals before they damage cells, protects DNA from damage that can lead to cancer or other diseases and inhibits the proliferation and migration of cancer cells in the body.
- Diabetes Prevention: Exciting new research in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating foods high in a naturally-occurring nutrient known as myricetin can decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 26 percent. Parsley is one of the best sources of myricetin, containing about 8.08 mg of the medicinal nutrient per 100 grams of parsley.
- Kidney Stones: In a study published in Urology Journal, researchers found that ingesting parsley leaf and roots reduced the number of calcium oxalate deposits (found in kidney stones) in animals. Additionally, the researchers also found that ingesting parsley leaf and roots helped to break down kidney stones in animals suffering from the painful condition.
Please note: For further information on this topic please consult your healthcare professional.
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