- Antioxidants High in multiple kinds of antioxidants, eating parsley can help protects your body from harmful molecules called free radicals. Two of the most powerful antioxidants for the body are beta-carotene and vitamin C, and parsley has high levels of both!
What does elimination of free radicals do?
Prevents eye disease from aging, macular degeneration, diabetes and some cancers, but also lessening serious implications for diseases such as asthma, and both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Anti-inflammatory agent – Parsley contains an oil called eugenol. This volatile oil has been proven to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and anti-arthritic benefits. This all helps with the swelling of the joints and pain related to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis
- Immune system strengthener – Vitamin C, B12, and beta carotene boost an immune system and acts as a protector against infections and colds. Parsley also contains beta carotene and the human body, because it’s so amazing, converts this into vitamin A, and vitamin A does a whole range of great things. It produces white blood cells to destroy bacteria, strengthens respiratory and intestinal and urinary tracts and even ensures better vision by enhancing the lining of the eyes
- Bone strength – Parsley has a lot of vitamin K. It’s this vitamin that makes our bones strong and helps to prevent a build-up of calcium in tissues which can lead to many conditions and diseases such as atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
- Anti cardiovascular disease – Vitamin B5 protects the body from cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis, which is a hardening and narrowing of the arteries
- Fresh breath – chewing on parsley after a meal with garlic, onions, will help eliminate any strong mouth odor
- Anemia remedy – Fight low iron with parsley. Parsley has a very high concentration of iron, specifically, 6.1 milligrams for every 100 grams of parsley. Consuming parsley regularly will build up your iron levels
- Balancing hormones – Hormonal imbalance is a common problem in today’s modern world. Stress is a significant factor, genetic factors, and medications. Parsley contains beta-carotene and folic acid. These volatile oils help keep our hormone levels balanced, and can help during women’s menstrual disorders and cramping. It improves the levels and the balance of both estrogen and progesterone in the body. The best way to use parsley medicinally balance is as a tea, or with another herbal tea such as chamomile.
- Detoxing agent – The body’s liver works to detox our systems. It uses the good things we put into our body, to expel the dangerous toxins and keep everything running smoothly. Apigenin is a naturally occurring plant flavone, and Myristicin is a natural organic compound and phenylpropene. Both of these things work to boost the productivity of the enzymes in the liver, which detoxes the organ and keep it running efficiently and properly. Eating parsley can only contribute to good liver production and benefit the body’s natural detoxing procedure.